An apparatus for measuring changes due to moisture loss, percolation, etc. undergone by a body of soil under controlled conditions.
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- Plants grown in a field lysimeter on two soil types were subjected to progressive drought during vegetative growth.
- We do this with intact soil core lysimeters; I can send you information on that, too, if you'd like.
- Gravitational solutions were collected at the litter layer level by four sets of nine thin, tensionless lysimeters to limit the disturbance of the forest floor.
late 19th century: from Greek lusis 'loosening' + -meter.