Special Issue "Selected Papers from the “2019 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2020).

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Prof. Giovanni Battista Chirico
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Giovanni Battista Chirico, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Interests: hydrology and hydraulic engineering
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Dr. Eulalia Balestrieri
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Eulalia Balestrieri, University of Sannio, Italy
Interests: digital signal processing in telecommunications; data converter chracterization; medical measurement; standardization
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Dear Colleagues,

The 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry will be held in Portici, Italy, 24–26 October 2019. Authors of paper related to Geosciences presented at the Workshop are invited to submit extended versions of their work to the Special Issue for publication, highlighting the geoscientific approach of their research.

MetroAgriFor intends to create an active and stimulating forum where academics, researchers, and industry experts in the field of measurement and data processing techniques for Agriculture, Forestry, and Food can meet and share new advances and research results. Attention is given but not limited to new technologies for agriculture and forestry environment monitoring, food quality monitoring, metrology-assisted production in agriculture, forestry and food industries, sensors and associated signal conditioning for agriculture and forestry, calibration methods for electronic tests, and measurement for environmental and food applications.

Prof. Giovanni Battista Chirico
Dr. Eulalia Balestrieri
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Keywords

  • Sensor networking and integration
  • Approaches and tools for measuring food quality
  • Soil analysis, mapping, and monitoring
  • Crop analysis, mapping, and monitoring
  • Precision agriculture, forestry, and livestock farming
  • Measurements for agriculture, forestry, and environment
  • Agroclimatic measurements

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Open AccessArticle
Evaluation of Flow Resistance Models Based on Field Experiments in a Partly Vegetated Reclamation Channel
Geosciences 2020, 10(2), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10020047 - 25 Jan 2020
Abstract
This study presents a methodology for improving the efficiency of Baptist and Stone and Shen models in predicting the global water flow resistance of a reclamation channel partly vegetated by rigid and emergent riparian plants. The results of the two resistance models are [...] Read more.
This study presents a methodology for improving the efficiency of Baptist and Stone and Shen models in predicting the global water flow resistance of a reclamation channel partly vegetated by rigid and emergent riparian plants. The results of the two resistance models are compared with the measurements collected during an experimental campaign conducted in a reclamation channel colonized by Common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.). Experimental vegetative Chézy’s flow resistance coefficients have been retrieved from the analysis of instantaneous flow velocity measurements, acquired by means of a downlooking 3-component acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) located at the channel upstream cross section, and by water level measurements obtained through four piezometers distributed along the reclamation channel. The main morphometrical vegetation features (i.e., stem diameters and heights, and bed surface density) have been measured at six cross sections of the vegetated reclamation channel. Following the theoretical assumptions of the divided channel method (DCM), three sub-sections have been delineated in the reference cross section to represent the impact of the partial vegetation cover on the cross sectional variability of the flow field, as observed with the ADV measurements. The global vegetative Chézy’s flow resistance coefficients have been then computed by combining each resistance model with four different composite cross section methods, respectively suggested by Colebatch, Horton, Pavlovskii, and Yen. The comparative analysis between the modeled and the experimental vegetative Chézy’s coefficients has been performed by computing the relative prediction error (εr, expressed in %) under two flow rate regimes. Stone and Shen model combined with the Horton composite cross section method provides vegetative Chézy’s coefficients with the lowest εr. Full article
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