Hysteresis During Infiltration and Redistribution in a Soil Column at Different Initial Water Contents

Hysteresis During Infiltration and Redistribution in a Soil Column at Different Initial Water... Experimental results dealing with flow processes involving hysteresis effects in the suction‐water content relationship were obtained on a vertical column of soil submitted to the following successive controlled flow conditions: (1) redistribution of water following a constant head infiltration in an initially air‐dried column. (2) constant head infiltration followed by redistribution, and (3) constant flux infiltration followed by controlled evaporation and redistribution. Water contents were measured by using gamma ray attenuation, and water suctions were obtained simultaneously from 10 pressure transducers distributed along the soil column, each one being connected to a tensiometer. A data acquisition system permitted fully automated measuring sequences. All the data were punched on tape and treated with a computer. Examination of the changes of water content and water suction at a given depth permitted us to obtain precise information on the hysteretic behavior of Ψ (θ). This analysis showed that the scanning curves for a single reversal can be defined uniquely with reference to the transition water content θ*, that the independent domain theory appears to be inadequate for describing soil water hysteresis completely, and that k(θ) can be considered practically unique. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Water Resources Research Wiley

Hysteresis During Infiltration and Redistribution in a Soil Column at Different Initial Water Contents

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Abstract

Experimental results dealing with flow processes involving hysteresis effects in the suction‐water content relationship were obtained on a vertical column of soil submitted to the following successive controlled flow conditions: (1) redistribution of water following a constant head infiltration in an initially air‐dried column. (2) constant head infiltration followed by redistribution, and (3) constant flux infiltration followed by controlled evaporation and redistribution. Water contents were measured by using gamma ray attenuation, and water suctions were obtained simultaneously from 10 pressure transducers distributed along the soil column, each one being connected to a tensiometer. A data acquisition system permitted fully automated measuring sequences. All the data were punched on tape and treated with a computer. Examination of the changes of water content and water suction at a given depth permitted us to obtain precise information on the hysteretic behavior of Ψ (θ). This analysis showed that the scanning curves for a single reversal can be defined uniquely with reference to the transition water content θ*, that the independent domain theory appears to be inadequate for describing soil water hysteresis completely, and that k(θ) can be considered practically unique.

Journal

Water Resources ResearchWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1971

References

  • Redistribution of soil water after infiltration
    Biswas, Biswas; Nielsen, Nielsen; Biggar, Biggar
  • The mechanism of natural ground‐water recharge and discharge, 1
    Freeze, Freeze
  • A numeric method for estimating infiltration, redistribution, drainage, and evaporation of water from soil
    Hanks, Hanks; Klute, Klute; Bresler, Bresler
  • Some operating characteristics of a rapid response tensiometer system
    Watson, Watson
  • An instantaneous profile method for determining the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous materials
    Watson, Watson

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