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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278505
Title:
Spatial variability of hydrologic properties in an irrigated soil
Author:
Greenholtz, Deborah Esther, 1958-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
The spatial and temporal variability of water content, soil water tension, and derived hydraulic conductivity parameters are analyzed using geostatistical methods. The measured data sets were obtained from a 1985 experiment near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Post-irrigation water content and tension measurements had been recorded over 44 days at 455 sampling locations along a 91 x 1.5-meter transect. Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity values are derived using the instantaneous profile formula, and an exponential model is used to obtain values of saturated hydraulic conductivity and pore-size distribution parameters. The exponential model is found to inadequately describe the conductivity data for tensions near saturation, because excessively large saturated hydraulic conductivity values are derived. Semivariogram analysis shows ranges of dependence of three to 32 meters for water content and six to 34 meters for tension. As water content decreases, the coefficient of variation and variance are found to increase.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Agronomy.; Hydrology.; Statistics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Yeh, T.-C. Jim

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSpatial variability of hydrologic properties in an irrigated soilen_US
dc.creatorGreenholtz, Deborah Esther, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenholtz, Deborah Esther, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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 spatial and temporal variability of water content, soil water tension, and derived hydraulic conductivity parameters are analyzed using geostatistical methods. The measured data sets were obtained from a 1985 experiment near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Post-irrigation water content and tension measurements had been recorded over 44 days at 455 sampling locations along a 91 x 1.5-meter transect. Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity values are derived using the instantaneous profile formula, and an exponential model is used to obtain values of saturated hydraulic conductivity and pore-size distribution parameters. The exponential model is found to inadequately describe the conductivity data for tensions near saturation, because excessively large saturated hydraulic conductivity values are derived. Semivariogram analysis shows ranges of dependence of three to 32 meters for water content and six to 34 meters for tension. As water content decreases, the coefficient of variation and variance are found to increase.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Agronomy.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectStatistics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorYeh, T.-C. Jimen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342655en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592381en_US
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