Volumetric water content


Water content or moisture content is the quantity of water contained in a material, such as soil (called soil moisture), rock, ceramics, fruit, or wood. Volumetric water content is the ratio of the volume of water to the total volume (that is soil volume + water volume + air space).

Related formulas


θVolumetric water content (dimensionless)
VwVolume of water (m3)
VsSoil volume (m3)
VaAir space volume (m3)