Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Hardcover | July 29, 1999

byMarc B. Parlange, Jan W. Hopmans

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The vadose zone is the region between ground level and the upper limits of soil fully saturated with water. Hydrology in the zone is complex: nonlinear physical, chemical, and biological interactions all affect the transfer of heat, mass, and momentum between the atmosphere and the watertable. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to vadose zone hydrology, bringing together insights from soil science, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, and instrumentation design. The chapters present state-of-the-art research, focusing on new frontiers in theory, experiment, andmanagement of soils. The collection addresses the full range of processes, from the pore-scale to field and landscape scales.

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The vadose zone is the region between ground level and the upper limits of soil fully saturated with water. Hydrology in the zone is complex: nonlinear physical, chemical, and biological interactions all affect the transfer of heat, mass, and momentum between the atmosphere and the watertable. This book takes an interdisciplinary appro...

Marc B. Parlange is at Johns Hopkins University. Jan W. Hopmans is at University of California, Davis.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:July 29, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195109902

ISBN - 13:9780195109900

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Contributors1. M. Quintard and S. Whitaker: Fundamentals of Transport Equation Formulation for Two-Phase Flow in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Porous Media2. W.G. Gray, M.A. Celia, and P.C. Reeves: Incorporation of Interfacial Areas in Models of Two-Phase Flow3. G. Sposito: The Statistical Physics of Subsurface Solute Transport4. J.-Y Parlange, T.S. Steenhuis, R. Haverkamp, D.A. Barry, P.J. Culligan, W.L. Hogarth, M.B. Parlange, P. Ross, and F. Stagnitti: Soil Properties and Water Movement5. M.L. Brusseau: Nonideal Transport of Reactive Solutes in Porous Media: Cutting Across History and Disciplines6. M. Th. van Genuchten and E.A. Sudicky: Recent Advances in Vadose Zone Flow and Transport Modeling7. J.E. Watson, R.F. Harris, Y. Liu, and W.R. Gardner: Diffusion-Linked Microbial Metabolism in the Vadose Zone8. L.M. Abriola, K.D. Pennell, W.J. Weber, Jr., J.R. Lang, and M.D. Wilkins: Persistence and Interphase Mass Transfer of Liquid Organic Contaminants in the Unsaturated Zone: Experimental Observations and Mathematical Modeling9. Y.H. El-Farhan, K.M. Scow, and D.E. Rolston: Coupling Vapor Transport and Transformation of Volatile Organic Chemicals10. M.B. Parlange, J.D. Albertson, W.E. Eichinger, A.T. Cahill, T.J. Jackson, G. Kiely, and G.G. Katul: Evaporation: Use of Fast-Response Turbulence Sensors, Raman Lidar, and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing11. J.W. Hopmans, J.M.H. Hendrickx, and J.S. Selker: Emerging Measurement Techniques for Vadose Zone Characterization12. T.J. Jackson, E.T. Engman, T.J. Schmugge: Microwave Observations of Soil Hydrology13. S.W. Tyler, B.R. Scanlon, G.W. Gee, and G.B. Allison: Water and Solute Transport in Arid Vadose Zones: Innovations in Measurement and Analysis14. A.W. Warrick, L. Pan, and P.J. Wierenga: Water Flow in Desert Soils near Buried Waste Repositories15. D.J. Mulla, A.P. Mallawatantri, O.Wendroth, M. Joschko, H. Rogasik, and S. Koszinski: Site-Specific Management of Flow and Tranport in Homogeneous and Structured Soils16. R.J. Wagenet and J. Bouma: Customizing Soil-Water Expertise for Different Users17. W.A. Jury: Present Directions and Future Research in Vadose Zone HydrologyIndex

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"The 17 papers show a tremendous range both in subject and depth of coverage. The list of chapter authors is impressive and only serves to illustrate the considerable influence of these two scientists. The variety of authors results in a wide range of styles and quality of writing. The levelof mathematical sophistication also varies. There will be something for everyone in this collection. Several of the chapters represent a good starting point for graduate students looking for an introduction to a particular topic."--Journal of Environmental Quality