Reply to Comments: A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring theWater Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils

Autor(es): Rêgo Segundo, Alan Kardek; Silva, Marco José da; Freitas, Gustavo Medeiros; Monteiro, Paulo Marcos de Barros; Martins, José Helvécio
Resumo: (EN) In this article we respond to the comments made by Chavanne et al., who have questioned: (i) the name of the technique used; (ii) the ability of the system to determine both soil water content and salinity due to potential instrument biases and choice of sensor frequencies; and (iii) the procedure used to determine temperature effect on readings presented in the article “A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring theWater Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils” (Sensors 2015, 15, 25546–25563). We have carefully analyzed the arguments in the comment, and have concluded that they only partially affect the previous conclusions, as will be discussed in this reply. We show here that the findings and conclusions previously drawn are valid and supported by the many experiments previously conducted.
Periódico: Sensors
Ano: 2018
Volume: v. 18
Páginas: p. 1-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061742
Ano de publicação: 2018
Disponível em: https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/18/6/1742
Editora com ISSN: MDPI