Saturated flow of water through clay loam subsoil material of the Brolliar and Springerville soil series.

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Title:
Saturated flow of water through clay loam subsoil material of the Brolliar and Springerville soil series.
Author:
Blecker, Robert Franklin,1942-
Issue Date:
1970
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The water transmission characteristics of subsoil material from the Brolliar and Springerville soil series of northern Arizona were determined. The flow behavior of the soils was ascertained using a system that measured the hydraulic head difference across a soil sample when known flow rates through the soil sample were being produced. Current theories for describing non-Darcy behavior together with quantitative expressions were used to describe and offer possible explanations for the hydrologic behavior of the soil materials. Extremely low permeability rates were found for both soils at all porosities and hydraulic gradients. The flow-hydraulic gradient relationship was found to be non-linear. Non-linearity was more pronounced at very low gradients for both soils. The Springerville soil materials with higher clay and salt content exhibited the least departure from linearity. As porosity increased, flow behavior became more Darcy-like for both soils. The flow behavior of these two major soil series have important implications to management of the watersheds where these soils are found.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soils -- Arizona.; Soil percolation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSaturated flow of water through clay loam subsoil material of the Brolliar and Springerville soil series.en_US
dc.creatorBlecker, Robert Franklin,1942-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlecker, Robert Franklin,1942-en_US
dc.date.issued1970en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe water transmission characteristics of subsoil material from the Brolliar and Springerville soil series of northern Arizona were determined. The flow behavior of the soils was ascertained using a system that measured the hydraulic head difference across a soil sample when known flow rates through the soil sample were being produced. Current theories for describing non-Darcy behavior together with quantitative expressions were used to describe and offer possible explanations for the hydrologic behavior of the soil materials. Extremely low permeability rates were found for both soils at all porosities and hydraulic gradients. The flow-hydraulic gradient relationship was found to be non-linear. Non-linearity was more pronounced at very low gradients for both soils. The Springerville soil materials with higher clay and salt content exhibited the least departure from linearity. As porosity increased, flow behavior became more Darcy-like for both soils. The flow behavior of these two major soil series have important implications to management of the watersheds where these soils are found.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil percolation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416069en_US
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