The new edition of a bestseller, Water Flow in Soils bridges the fields of soil physics-where descriptions of water flow tend to be microscopic- and hydrology - where they tend to be macroscopic. Unlike other physics laden texts, this work conveys the fundamental concepts of water flow in soils with clear and essentially nonmathematical explanations. Using abundant illustrations, figures, and equations, the author introduces soil water flow, taking both a phenomenological and analytical approach. He elegantly elucidates the basic and advanced principles of water movement in soils.
Table of Contents
Preface. Soil and Water. Physical Laws of Water Flow in Soils. Refraction of Water Flow in Soils. Preferential Flow. Water Flow in Slopes. Water Flow Under the Effects of Temperature Gradients. Effects of Microbiological Factors on Water Flow in Soils. Water Regimes in Fields with Vegetation. Heterogeneity of Soils in Fields. Index.