Simple field method for determining unsaturated hydraulic conductivity

M. D. Ankeny, M. Ahmed, T. C. Kaspar, R. Horton

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Abstract

Wooding's equation for steady-state unconfined infiltration rates is used in calculating hydraulic conductivities. Hydraulic conductivities calculated with the new method are consistent with unit gradient laboratory measurements of saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity. This simple field method is potentially valuable because it is faster than unit gradient laboratory methods, and it is less disruptive of pore continuity than other field infitration techniques. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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