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Record number 302259
Title Uneven moisture patterns in sand, loam, clay and peat soils
Author(s) Dekker, L.W.; Ritsema, C.J.; Steenhuis, T.S.; Parlange, J.Y.
Source In: Vadose zone hydrology : cutting across disciplines : Kearny Foundation of Soil Science international conference proceedings / Silva, D., - p. 33 - 34.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Chapter in scientific book
Publication year 1995
Keyword(s) dehydratie - hydratatie - hygroscopiciteit - bodem - dehydration - hydration - hygroscopicity - soil
Categories Soil Physics
Abstract Various factors contribute to the spatial variation of the soil water content and solute concentration in the unsaturated zone. Factors such as vegetation, microtopography, water repellency and soil layering can cause irregular wetting and fingered flow. Accelerated transport of water and solutes towards groundwater and surface water may be the result and, therefore, it is essential to understand this phenomenon. In the past years, sandy, loam, clay and peat soils in the Netherlands were sampled in vertical transects to study the spatial distribution of soil moisture content. Examples of soil moisture patterns caused by vegetation, microtopography, water repellency and soil layering are described.
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