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Title Infiltration measurements for soil hydraulic characterization / Rafael Angulo-Jaramillo, Vincenzo Bagarello, Massimo Iovino, Laurent Lassabatere.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Subject Soil moisture.
Soil infiltration rate.
Alt Name Angulo-Jaramillo, Rafael,
Bagarello, Vincenzo,
Iovino, Massimo,
Lassabatere, Laurent,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 386 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword -- 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOIL AND WATER INFILTRATION -- 1.1 General characteristics of soil.-1.2 Soil water content and potential -- 1.3 Flow of water in soils -- 1.4 Infiltration process and equations -- 1.4.1 Gravity free water absorption -- 1.4.2 Green and Ampt model for infiltration -- 1.4.3 Philip infiltration equation for capillary and gravity driven infiltration -- 1.4.4 Sorptivity and flux concentration function 1.4.5 General infiltration solution of Parlange -- 1.4.6 Extension to 3D water infiltration below a disc source -- References -- 2 SATURATED SOIL HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY -- 2.1 Well or borehole permeameters -- 2.1.1 Steady flow under constant head in uncased boreholes -- 2.1.2 Steady flow under constant head in cased boreholes -- 2.1.3 Transient flow under constant head in cased and uncased boreholes -- 2.1.4 Falling-head flow in cased boreholes -- 2.2 Ring infiltrometers -- 2.2.1 Single-ring pressure infiltrometer -- 2.2.2 Other single-ring approaches -- 2.2.3 Double-ring infiltrometer -- 2.2.4 Simplified falling head technique -- 2.3 Dripper or point-source method -- References -- 3 UNSATURATED SOIL HYDRAULIC PROPERTIES -- 3.1 Tension or disk infiltrometer -- 3.1.1 Basis of the technique -- 3.1.2 Apparatus and procedures -- 3.1.3 Analysis of steady-state flow -- 3.1.4 Analysis of transient flow -- 3.1.5 Numerical inversion of tension disk infiltrometer data -- 3.1.6 Particular devices -- 3.1.7 Hydraulic contact at the infiltration surface -- 3.1.8 Applying the tension infiltrometer on sloping land -- 3.2 BEST -- Beerkan estimation of soil transfer parameters procedure -- 3.2.1 Soil hydraulic characteristic curves 3.2.2 Soil particle-size distribution, bulk density and water content -- 3.2.3 Water infiltration experiments -- 3.2.4 Estimating shape parameters by inverting particle-size distribution data -- 3.2.5 Estimating scale parameters by inverting water infiltration data -- 3.2.6 Issues on estimation of shape parameters -- 3.2.7 Issues on estimation of scale parameters -- 3.2.8 Tests of the soil hydraulic characteristic curves -- 3.2.9 Using the soil hydraulic parameters obtained with BEST -- References -- 4 SOILS WITH SPECIFIC FEATURES -- 4.1 Water repellent soils -- 4.1.1 Causes of hydrophobicity -- 4.1.2 Hydrophobicity and water infiltration -- 4.1.3 Hydraulic characterization of water repellent soils -- 4.2 Crusted soils -- 4.2.1 Crust formation -- 4.2.2 Water infiltration experiments for crust characterization -- 4.3 Low permeability soils -- 4.3.1 Early-time constant-head (ECH) technique -- 4.3.2 Early-time falling-head (EFH) technique -- 4.3.3 Sequential early-time constant-head/falling-head (ECFH) technique -- 4.3.4 Saturated conductivity of low permeability wet soils -- 4.3.5 Time domains for pressure infiltrometer data -- 4.3.6 Accounting for soil swelling -- 4.4. Macroporous and bi-modal soils -- 4.4.1. Conceptual models for preferential flow -- 4.4.2. Modelling water infiltration into dual permeability soils -- 4.4.3. How to detect preferential flow -- 4.4.4. How to characterize dual permeability soils -- References -- APPENDIX -- ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENTS -- A1. Soil bulk density A2. Soil water content -- A3. Soil water matric potential -- A4. Soil water retention curve -- A5. Water stability of soil aggregates -- References.
Summary This book summarises the main results of many contributions from researchers worldwide who have used the water infiltration process to characterize soil in the field. Determining soil hydrodynamic properties is essential to interpret and simulate the hydrological processes of economic and environmental interest. This book can be used as a guide to soil hydraulic characterization and in addition it gives a complete description of the treated techniques, including an outline of the most significant research results, with the main points that still needing development and improvement. This work is aimed at Ph. D. students and researchers, with particular reference to the youngest ones. Examples are provided to offer a practical guide to technicians and practitioners. This book outlines the suite of infiltration measurement-techniques that can be used to characterize the soils hydraulic properties. This book is an essential companion for all soil scientists and environmental engineers. Brent Clothier, Plant & Food Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 12, 2016).
ISBN 9783319317885 (electronic bk.)
3319317881 (electronic bk.)
3319317865 (print)
9783319317861 (print)
9783319317861 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-31788-5
OCLC # 952706000
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319317861