Report of the Committee on Physics of Soil-Moisture, 1938-39 (The validity of the assumption that it is possible to produce different moisture-percentages in field-soils)
[The following members constitute the Committee:Dr. F. J. Alway, University of Minnesota, University Farm, St. Paul, MinnesotaDr. L. D. Baver, University of Missouri, Columbia, MissouriDr. G. B. Bodman, University of California, Berkeley, CaliforniaDr. T. F. Buehrer, University of Arizona, Tucson, ArizonaDr. I. A. Denison, National Bureau of Standards, U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.Dr. N. E. Edlefsen, University of California, Davis, California Dr. H. J. Fraser, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CaliforniaDr. R. E. Horton, Voorheesville, New YorkDr. O. W. Israelsen, Utah State Agricultural College, Logan, UtahDr. P. G. Nutting, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.Dr. L. B. Olmstead, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.Mr. W. O. Smith, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.Mr. E. A. Willis, Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.Dr. F. J. Veihmeyer (Chairman), University of California, Davis, California]The relation between volume of compacted soils and moisture-content recently has come to be used as a criterion of the desirability of use of that soil as an engineering material. Numerous articles have appeared describing the methods used to bring the soil to the desired moisture-content.