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Applied Stochastic Hydrogeology$
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Yoram Rubin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138047

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780195138047.001.0001

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Vadose Zone, Part I : Characterization and Flow Processes

Vadose Zone, Part I : Characterization and Flow Processes

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11 (p.288) Vadose Zone, Part I : Characterization and Flow Processes
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Applied Stochastic Hydrogeology
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Yoram Rubin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195138047.003.0016

Many of the principles guiding stochastic analysis of flow and transport processes in the vadose zone are those which we also employ in the saturated zone, and which we have explored in earlier chapters. However, there are important considerations and simplifications to be made, given the nature of the flow and of the governing equations, which we explore here and in chapter 12. The governing equation for water flow in variably saturated porous media at the smallest scale where Darcy’s law is applicable (i.e., no need for upscaling of parameters) is Richards’ equation (cf. Yeh, 1998)

Keywords:   Aspect ratio, Brooks-Corey model, Control plane, Drainage, Gardner model, Hagen–Poiseuille, Infiltration, Ponding

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