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Record number 302161
Title Modeling gravity driven fingered flow in a field soil having a hydrophobic layer
Author(s) Nguyen, H.V.; Nieber, J.L.; Ritsema, C.J.; Dekker, L.W.; Misra, D.
Source In: Vadose zone hydrology : cutting across disciplines : Kearny Foundation of Soil Science international conference proceedings / Silva, D., - p. 103 - 104.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Chapter in scientific book
Publication year 1995
Keyword(s) hydrofobiciteit - modellen - bodem - hydrophobicity - models - soil
Categories Soil Physics
Abstract Gravity-driven fingered flow in porous media is recognized to be an important process with respect to solute transport in the unsaturated zone. Recent continuous and nondestructive measurements of water content distribution in a water-repellent sandy field soil in the Netherlands reveals a very complicated wetting pattern with fingered flow being quite prevalent. Recent success in modelling gravity-driven unstable flow enables the complicated patterns observed at field sites to be simulated. In this study an attempt is made to simulate the patterns observed at the water-repellent field site using a numerical solution intended for modelling gravity-driven unstable flow.
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