A simple method for measuring the spatial distribution of soil hydraulic properties.

R.J. Lascano, L. Stroosnijder

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    Abstract

    A method to calculate the statistical distribution of a scaling factor from soil-water retention curves consists of measuring the particle-size distribution by laser scattering, computing soil water retention curves using the Arya and Paris model, and calculating a scale factor for each function. The method was tested by comparing measured and predicted soil-water retention curves. The advantage of this method is in its simplicity and ease of use. The applicability of the method to a given soil texture depends on the verification of the calculated soil-water retention functions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1479-1484
    JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
    Volume57
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Keywords

    • capillary rise
    • hysteresis
    • moisture
    • particle size distribution
    • permeability
    • retention
    • soil
    • soil mechanics
    • soil structure
    • soil texture
    • suction
    • tension
    • geostatistics
    • pf-curve

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