76 Models for Indirect Estimation of Soil Hydraulic Properties
Part 6. Soils
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
Schaap, M. G. 2006. Models for Indirect Estimation of Soil Hydraulic Properties. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 6:76.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
This article describes methods for the indirect estimation of soil hydraulic properties, such as soil water retention and hydraulic conductivity characteristics. Indirect methods can be classified into semiphysical methods that are based on mechanical assumptions regarding particle and pore arrangements, and statistical methods that are known as pedotransfer functions. Both classes are described and evaluated on their merits, and some characteristic examples are given. A list of applicable software is described at the end of the article and an extensive reference list provides sufficient material for further background information.
- soil hydraulic properties;
- pedotransfer functions;