Submitted to: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 28, 2004
Publication Date: May 6, 2005
Citation: Herrick, J.E. 2005. Response to "Comments on 'Simulaneous Measurement of Soil Penetration Resistance and water Content with a Combined Penetrometer-TDR Moisture Probe' and 'A dynamic Cone Penetrometer for Measuring Soil Penetration Resistance.'" Soil Science Society of America Journal. 69:925-927. Interpretive Summary: No interpretive summary required.
Technical Abstract: Concurrence that by accounting for momentum, the Eq.  may more accurately reflect the energy transmitted from the sliding hammer to the penetrometer described in Herrick and Jones (2002). We also agree that their new estimate of resistance (Eq.) remains "an experimental measurement which does not give a unique soil property; rather it is a complex measure which depend on bothe the penetrometer and the soil condition (Minasny and McBratney, 2005).