Department of Metrology and Modelling of Agrophysical Processes


The laboratory studies the impact of moisture, soil water potential, temperature and salt level on the conditions of plant growth and development, as well as mass and energy exchange processes in soils. The laboratory performs measurements of hydrological and thermal properties of soils: water retention curves, water and thermal conductivity coefficients and thermal capacity. We also monitor the moisture, temperature, salinity and heat flux in soils in situ to describe and model of mass and energy transport processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system.