Catalog Home Page

The influence of cylindrical macropores on steady-state infiltration in a soil under pasture

Smettem, K.R.J. and Collis-George, N. (1985) The influence of cylindrical macropores on steady-state infiltration in a soil under pasture. Journal of Hydrology, 79 (1-2). pp. 107-114.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-1694(85)90185-4
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

Steady-state infiltration rates in a soil under native pasture were predicted from independent measurements of macropore volume fluxes and soil matrix hydraulic conductivity (K(sat)). K(sat) was measured by two methods which give slightly different results but were lower than areally averaged macropore fluxes. The predicted steady-state infiltration rates were compared with data obtained from cylinder infiltrometer measurements and agreement was excellent, indicating that steady-state infiltration was controlled primarily by the size and number of macropores within an infiltrometer ring.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37775
Item Control Page Item Control Page