Transport of water and solutes in wettable and water repellent sandy soils

C.J. Ritsema, L.W. Dekker

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    Abstract

    The research yielded the following conclusions and results: preferential flow can be expected in recently deposited, loosely packed, wettable dune sands; preferential flow is common in most water-repellent sandy soils; distribution flow in topsoils isa process of major importance, resulting in a spatially heterogeneous distribution of water and solutes in soils; with the potential water repellency parameter soils can be compared with respect to their sensitivity to water repellency; a two-dimensionalwater flow model, including hysteresis, has been developed, which is able to simulate finger growth and persistence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSoil structure and transport processes : implications for water, gases, nutrients, pesticides, and contaminants in soils
    EditorsP.A.C. Raats, H. Rogaar, A.H. van den Heuvel-Pieper
    Pages95-108
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • dehydration
    • hydration
    • hydraulic conductivity
    • hygroscopicity
    • infiltration
    • sandy soils
    • seepage
    • soil

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    Ritsema, C. J., & Dekker, L. W. (1996). Transport of water and solutes in wettable and water repellent sandy soils. In P. A. C. Raats, H. Rogaar, & A. H. van den Heuvel-Pieper (Eds.), Soil structure and transport processes : implications for water, gases, nutrients, pesticides, and contaminants in soils (pp. 95-108)