Computation of Unsaturated Soil Parameters Using Upward Infiltration Empirical Data

by D. L. Standiford, New Mexico State Univ, United States,
Z. Samani, New Mexico State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage


The relationship between soil moisture content and hydraulic conductivity with the soil tension be defined to simulate unsaturated flow in a porous media. Direct measurements of these relationships can be very difficult and time consuming. This paper describes a simple method to back calculate this information using upward infiltration data from a soil column.

Subject Headings: Soil water | Unsaturated soils | Infiltration | Porous media | Material tests | Hydraulic conductivity | Empirical equations | Parameters (statistics)

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