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WRRCTMR No.67 Field Methods for Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Sorptivity

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Title:WRRCTMR No.67 Field Methods for Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Sorptivity
Authors:Green, Richard E.
Chong, She-Kong
Keywords:hydraulic conductivity
soil water
soil physics
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field measurements
spatial variability
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LC Subject Headings:Soil moisture.
Soil permeability.
Soil physics.
Date Issued:Jun 1983
Publisher:Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Green RE, Chong SK. 1983. Field methods for unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum report, 67.
Series:WRRC Technical Memorandum Report
Abstract:The application of mathematical models incorporating water flow theory to practical hydrologic problems (e.g., runoff, groundwater recharge, irrigation) requires a characterization of soil hydraulic properties. Such properties may vary widely over land areas of practical interest so that many measurements may be required for adequate soil characterization; thus, the methods used must be relatively rapid and economical. Field methods which have been successfully used in Hawaii to measure the hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity of surface soil are described. The methods are relatively simple and thus are useful for characterizing land areas on the scale of plantation fields or small watersheds. Underlying principles and detailed procedures are given for each method.
Pages/Duration:vii + 15 pages
Appears in Collections: WRRC Technical Memorandum Reports

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