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Hydrology of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Understanding the hydrology is fundamental for understanding peatland habitats, and this chapter considers both the quantitative and qualitative (chemical) aspects of water in peatlands. It describes ... More


Steady-State Water Flow and Hydraulic Conductivity

Marco Bittelli, Gaylon S. Campbell, and Fausto Tomei

in Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil–Plant–Atmosphere System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199683093
eISBN:
9780191763175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683093.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter introduces the concepts behind the flow of water in soil and the forces that retard water flow. Steady-state water flow in saturated soils is presented and saturated hydraulic ... More


Site-Specific Management of Flow and Transport in Homogeneous and Structured Soils

D. j. Mulla and A. P. Mallawatantri

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Among research publications in soil science, few have had a greater impact than those by Nielsen et al. (1973) or Biggar and Nielsen (1976). According to Science Citation Index, the former paper, ... More


Soil and Plant Water

Peter B. Tinker and Peter Nye

in Solute Movement in the Rhizosphere

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195124927
eISBN:
9780197561324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195124927.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Water is of central importance in the transport of solutes, whether by diffusion or mass flow, and whether in soils or plants (Lösch 1995). It is also extremely important for the biota that live in ... More


Recent Advances in Vadose Zone Flow and Transport Modeling

M. TH. Van Genuchten and E. A. Sudicky

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The fate and transport of a variety of chemicals migrating from industrial and municipal waste disposal sites, or applied to agricultural lands, is increasingly becoming a concern. Once released ... More


Soil Properties and Water Movement

J. -Y. Parlange and T. S. Steenhuis

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

For all spatial scales, from pore through local and field, to a watershed, interaction of the land surface with the atmosphere will be one of the crucial topics in hydrology and environmental ... More


Hydrodynamics

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Biogeochemistry of Estuaries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160826
eISBN:
9780197562048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160826.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The hydrologic cycle has received considerable attention in recent years with particular interest in the dynamics of land–atmosphere exchanges as it relates to global climate change and the need ... More


Water Relations

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The ever-wet climate at the centre of dipterocarp diversity in Southeast Asia is infrequently exposed to periods of drought. These can be crucial for determining the survival and reproduction of ... More


Engineering Aspects of Soils

Robert F. Keefer

in Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195121025
eISBN:
9780197561270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195121025.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Although most landscape architects use soils primarily for growing plants, sometimes they need to know how engineers look at soils. Engineers are not concerned about soil properties that relate to ... More


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