Sub-surface drip irrigation uniformity under spatially variable conditions

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Title:
Sub-surface drip irrigation uniformity under spatially variable conditions
Author:
Cabral-Dominguez, Carlos Antonio Mayovanex, 1963-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Spatial variation of soil moisture content under a sub-surface drip irrigated field was studied. Conventional statistics and geostatistical methods were used to analyze the relation between four soil variables: % sand, % silt, % clay, and soil moisture content. The soil moisture content was measured before, during, and after irrigation using tensiometers. The samples were collected from 63 sites on a 180 by 244 meters (4.45-hectare) cotton field. The pre- and post-irrigation soil moisture content shared the same spatial structure, differing only by the magnitude of their variances. After any irrigation the soil wetter points remained wetter and the drier points remained drier. It was found that the spatial patterns of soil moisture content appear to be stable over time. The ranges obtained from the variograms before and after an irrigation had the same magnitude of influence. The coefficient of uniformity obtained using the gravimetric method was 92.4 %, however, using tensiometers values ranged from 84.4 to 87.3%.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mechanical.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSub-surface drip irrigation uniformity under spatially variable conditionsen_US
dc.creatorCabral-Dominguez, Carlos Antonio Mayovanex, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCabral-Dominguez, Carlos Antonio Mayovanex, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractSpatial variation of soil moisture content under a sub-surface drip irrigated field was studied. Conventional statistics and geostatistical methods were used to analyze the relation between four soil variables: % sand, % silt, % clay, and soil moisture content. The soil moisture content was measured before, during, and after irrigation using tensiometers. The samples were collected from 63 sites on a 180 by 244 meters (4.45-hectare) cotton field. The pre- and post-irrigation soil moisture content shared the same spatial structure, differing only by the magnitude of their variances. After any irrigation the soil wetter points remained wetter and the drier points remained drier. It was found that the spatial patterns of soil moisture content appear to be stable over time. The ranges obtained from the variograms before and after an irrigation had the same magnitude of influence. The coefficient of uniformity obtained using the gravimetric method was 92.4 %, however, using tensiometers values ranged from 84.4 to 87.3%.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346416en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27226529en_US
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