FOR the measurement of soil temperatures at depths of 1 ft. or greater, it is established practice in many parts of the world to use a specially modified thermometer which is hung in a tube and withdrawn for reading. So that its indication will not change appreciably during the process of reading, the bulb is surrounded by a mass of paraffin wax to give it a high lag coefficient.
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GARVITCH, Z., PROBINE, M. Soil Thermometers. Nature 177, 1245–1246 (1956). https://doi.org/10.1038/1771245a0
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