Measurements of infiltration rates in compacted urban soils

Robert Pitt, Shen En Chen, Choo Keong Ong, Shirley Clark

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Abstract

Previous research has identified significant reductions in infiltration rates in disturbed urban soils. More than 150 prior tests were conducted in predominately sandy and clayey urban soils in the Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, areas. Infiltration in clayey soils was found to be affected by an interaction of soil moisture and compaction, while infiltration in sandy soils was affected by soil compaction alone. The tests reported here were conducted under more controlled laboratory conditions and represent a wider range of soil textures and specific soil density values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of and Engineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
Pages534-538
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventEngineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation - Snowmass, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2001Aug 24 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference
Volume263

Other

OtherEngineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CitySnowmass, CO
Period8/19/018/24/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Pitt, R., Chen, S. E., Ong, C. K., & Clark, S. (2001). Measurements of infiltration rates in compacted urban soils. In Proceedings of and Engineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation (pp. 534-538). (Proceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference; Vol. 263). https://doi.org/10.1061/40602(263)41