Saturated soil hydraulic conductivity, K-s, data collected by ponding infiltrometer methods and usual experimental procedures could be unusable for interpreting field hydrological processes and particularly rainfall infiltration. The K-s values determined by an infiltrometer experiment carried out by applying water at a relatively large distance from the soil surface could however be more appropriate to explain surface runoff generation phenomena during intense rainfall events. In this study, a link between rainfall simulation and ponding infiltrometer experiments was established for a sandy-loam soil. The height of water pouring for the infiltrometer run was chosen, establishing a similarity between the gravitational potential energy of the applied water, E-p, and the rainfall kinetic energy, E-k. To test the soundness of this procedure, the soil was sampled with the Beerkan estimation of soil transfer parameters procedure of soil hydraulic characterization and two heights of water pouring (0.03m, i.e., usual procedure, and 0.34m, yielding E-p=E-k). Then, a comparison between experimental steady-state infiltration rates, i(sR), measured with rainfall simulation experiments determining runoff production and K-s values for the two water pouring heights was carried out in order to discriminate between theoretically possible (i(sR)K(s)) and impossible (i(sR)

Comparing Beerkan infiltration tests with rainfall simulation experiments for hydraulic characterization of a sandy-loam soil / Di Prima, S.; Bagarello, V.; Lassabatere, L.; Angulo-Jaramillo, R.; Bautista, I.; Burguet, M.; Cerda, A.; Iovino, M.; Prosdocimi, M.. - In: HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES. - ISSN 0885-6087. - 31:20(2017), pp. 3520-3532. [10.1002/hyp.11273]

Comparing Beerkan infiltration tests with rainfall simulation experiments for hydraulic characterization of a sandy-loam soil

Di Prima S.
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Bagarello V.;Iovino M.;
2017

Abstract

Saturated soil hydraulic conductivity, K-s, data collected by ponding infiltrometer methods and usual experimental procedures could be unusable for interpreting field hydrological processes and particularly rainfall infiltration. The K-s values determined by an infiltrometer experiment carried out by applying water at a relatively large distance from the soil surface could however be more appropriate to explain surface runoff generation phenomena during intense rainfall events. In this study, a link between rainfall simulation and ponding infiltrometer experiments was established for a sandy-loam soil. The height of water pouring for the infiltrometer run was chosen, establishing a similarity between the gravitational potential energy of the applied water, E-p, and the rainfall kinetic energy, E-k. To test the soundness of this procedure, the soil was sampled with the Beerkan estimation of soil transfer parameters procedure of soil hydraulic characterization and two heights of water pouring (0.03m, i.e., usual procedure, and 0.34m, yielding E-p=E-k). Then, a comparison between experimental steady-state infiltration rates, i(sR), measured with rainfall simulation experiments determining runoff production and K-s values for the two water pouring heights was carried out in order to discriminate between theoretically possible (i(sR)K(s)) and impossible (i(sR)
Comparing Beerkan infiltration tests with rainfall simulation experiments for hydraulic characterization of a sandy-loam soil / Di Prima, S.; Bagarello, V.; Lassabatere, L.; Angulo-Jaramillo, R.; Bautista, I.; Burguet, M.; Cerda, A.; Iovino, M.; Prosdocimi, M.. - In: HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES. - ISSN 0885-6087. - 31:20(2017), pp. 3520-3532. [10.1002/hyp.11273]
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