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Characterization and Estimation of Hydraulic Properties in an Alluvial Gravel Vadose Zone

Dann, Rodney; Close, M; Flintoft, M J; Hector, R P; Barlow, H; Thomas, S; Francis, G


Understanding the physical and hydraulic properties of the vadose zone is important for modeling land use effects on groundwater quality. This study used a variety of characterization methods to derive conceptual understanding and estimates of hydraulic properties of a coarse alluvial gravel vadose zone in New Zealand. Sandy gravel (SG) material constituted approximately 90% of the vadose zone, with the remainder comprising sand lenses and open-framework gravels. The gravel content of the SG...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Vadose Zone Journal
DOI: 10.2136/vzj2008.0174


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