Specific conductance

From Glossary of Meteorology



specific conductance

Measurement of the ability of soil water to conduct electricity, usually expressed in units of siemens per meter or millimhos per centimeter.

Specific conductance is related to the concentration of ions in the water and is used to estimate the concentration of dissolved solids in the water.


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