Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
16 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 16 Jan 2024

Testing a novel sensor design to jointly measure cosmic-ray neutrons, muons and gamma rays for non-invasive soil moisture estimation

Stefano Gianessi, Matteo Polo, Luca Stevanato, Marcello Lunardon, Till Francke, Sascha E. Oswald, Hami Said Ahmed, Arsenio Toloza, Georg Weltin, Gerd Dercon, Emil Fulajtar, Lee Heng, and Gabriele Baroni


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gi-2022-20', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Nov 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on gi-2022-20', Daniel Rasche, 10 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gi-2022-20', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Gabriele Baroni on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jun 2023) by Jean Dumoulin
RR by Anonymous Reviewer #1 (22 Jun 2023)
RR by Anonymous Reviewer #2 (25 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Sep 2023) by Jean Dumoulin
AR by Gabriele Baroni on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Oct 2023) by Jean Dumoulin
AR by Gabriele Baroni on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2023)
Short summary
Soil moisture monitoring is important for many applications, from improving weather prediction to supporting agriculture practices. Our capability to measure this variable is still, however, limited. In this study, we show the tests conducted on a new soil moisture sensor at several locations. The results show that the new sensor is a valid and compact alternative to more conventional, non-invasive soil moisture sensors that can pave the way for a wide range of applications.