Subsurface flow above a fragipan horizon

M. B. Parlange, T. S. Steenhuios, D. J. Timlin, F. Stagnitti, R. B. Bryant

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Abstract

We observed and analyzed the flow of water in a shallow hillslope layer over a fragipan during and after an artificial precipitation event. Although most of the fragipan was made up of material essentially impermeable, the cracks within the fragipan carried significant portions of the interflow. Consequently, the average distance between the cracks within the fragipan is the main controlling factor in determining the subsurface flow in the shallow surface layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalSoil Science
Volume148
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

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  • Soil Science

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    Parlange, M. B., Steenhuios, T. S., Timlin, D. J., Stagnitti, F., & Bryant, R. B. (1989). Subsurface flow above a fragipan horizon. Soil Science, 148(2), 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1097/00010694-198908000-00001