SWC

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Soil water content

Calculates the volumetric soil water content for a corresponding suction/pressure head (th(suc)) for unimodal or bimodal van Genuchten (vG), Peters-Durner-Iden (PDI) and Brooks and Corey (bc) (only unimodal) parameterisation.

Usage
SWC(suc, par.shp = c(ths = 0.9, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02, n = 2),
  FUN.shp = "vg", modality = "uni", suc.negativ = TRUE)
Arguments
suc

Suction/pressure heads. Negative if suc.negativ = TRUE

par.shp

named parameter in list or vector

FUN.shp

Funktion for soil hydraulic properties (vG, PDI or bc) (see details)

modality

pore size distribution ('uni' or 'bi')

suc.negativ

set TRUE if suction/pressure heads are negative and FALSE if positive

Details

additional for 'PDI': h0 [L]: suction at water content of 0 (i.e. oven dryness) (h0 = 10^6.8 if missing, corresponding to oven dryness at 105<U+00B0>C (Schneider and Goss, 2012))

additional for bimodal (modality == 'bi'): w2 [-]: weigthing between pore space distributions alfa2 [1/L]: van Genuchten parameter alfa for second pore space distribution n2 [-]: van Genuchten parameter n for second pore space distribution m2 [-]: shape parameter (m2 = 1-(1/n2) if missing)

PDI: theta(h) = (ths - thr) * Scap(h) + thr * Sad(h) Scap: Rescaled capillary saturation function Sad: Relative saturation function for adsorbed water

input for FUN.shp and modality works for upper- and lowercase letters

Value

volumetric water content theta (th) [L<U+00B3>/L<U+00B3>]

References

Van Genuchten, M. T. (1980). A closed-form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Soil science society of America journal, 44(5), 892-898.

Durner, W. (1994). Hydraulic conductivity estimation for soils with heterogeneous pore structure. Water Resources Research, 30(2), 211-223.

Peters, A. (2013). Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range. Water Resour. Res. 49, 6765<U+2013>6780. physics-a review. Vadose Zone J. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2012.0163.

Iden, S., Durner, W. (2014). Comment to Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range by A. Peters. Water Resour. Res. 50, 7530<U+2013>7534.

Peters, A. (2014). Reply to comment by S. Iden and W. Durner on Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range. Water Resour. Res. 50, 7535<U+2013>7539.

Schneider, M., & Goss, K. U. (2012). Prediction of the water sorption isotherm in air dry soils. Geoderma, 170, 64-69.

Brooks, R.H., and A.T. Corey (1964): Hydraulic properties of porous media. Hydrol. Paper 3. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, USA.

See Also

Ku Sat

Aliases
  • SWC
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# --------------------------------------------
#  Unimodal van Genuchten
# --------------------------------------------
SWC(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), par.shp = c(ths = 0.4, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02, n = 1.5),
FUN.shp = c('vG'), modality = 'uni', suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Bimodal van Genuchten
# --------------------------------------------
SWC(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1),
par.shp = c(ths = 0.4, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02, n = 2, w2 = 0.2, alfa2 = 1, n2 = 10),
FUN.shp  = c('vG'), modality = c('bi'), suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Unimodal PDI
# --------------------------------------------
SWC(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), par.shp = list(ths = 0.4, thr = 0, n = 1.6, alfa = 0.02),
FUN.shp = c('pdi'), modality = c('uni'), suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Brooks and Corey (BC) (only unimodal)
SWC(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), par.shp = list(ths = 0.4, thr = 0, lambda =  0.211, alfa = 0.1),
FUN.shp = c('bc'), modality = c('uni'), suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
# }
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