||Analytical Solution to Richards' Equation for a Draining Soil Profile.
Warrick, A. W. ;
Lomen, D. O. ;
Islas., A. ;
||Arizona Univ., Tucson.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Soil properties ;
Soil water ;
Soil physics ;
Applications of mathematics ;
Fluid infiltration ;
Hydraulic conductivity ;
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||Analytical solutions are developed for the Richards' equation following the analysis of Broadbridge and White. Included here is the solution for drainage and redistribution of a partially or deeply wetted profile. Additionally, infiltration for various initial conditions is examined as well as evaporation at the upper boundary. In all cases the surface flux is constant, whether it be zero for drainage, positive for infiltration, or negative for evaporation. The solutions assume specific forms for the soil water diffusivity and hydraulic conductivity functions: a(b - theta) sup (-2) and beta + gamma(b - theta) + lambda/(2(b - theta)), respectively. Here theta is the water content and a, b, gamma, and lambda are constants. (Copyright (c) 1990 by the American Geophysical Union.)
||Sponsored by Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Analytical Solution to Richards' Equation for a Draining Soil Profile.
||PC A02/MF A01