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Hydraulic Conductivity

Issues, Determination and Applications

There are several books on broad aspects of hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and geohydrology, which do not discuss in detail on the intrigues of hydraulic conductivity elaborately. However, this book on Hydraulic Conductivity presents comprehensive reviews of new measurements and numerical techniques for estimating hydraulic conductivity. This is achieved by the chapters written by various experts in this field of research into a number of clustered themes covering different aspects of hydraulic conductivity. The sections in the book are: Hydraulic conductivity and its importance, Hydraulic conductivity and plant systems, Determination by mathematical and laboratory methods, Determination by field techniques and Modelling and hydraulic conductivity. Each of these sections of the book includes chapters highlighting the salient aspects and most of these chapters explain the facts with the help of some case studies. Thus this book has a good mix of chapters dealing with various and vital aspects of hydraulic conductivity from various authors of different countries.

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Hydraulic ConductivityIssues, Determination and ApplicationsEdited by Lakshmanan Elango

Published: November 23rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/744

ISBN: 978-953-307-288-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4396-3

Copyright year: 2011

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79356 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

68 Web of Science Citations

78 Dimensions Citations


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1. Role of Hydraulic Conductivity on Surface and Groundwater Interaction in Wetlands

By Cevza Melek Kazezyılmaz-Alhan


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2. Dynamics of Hydraulic Properties of Puddled Soils

By K. B. Singh


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3. Variation in Hydraulic Conductivity by the Mobility of Heavy Metals in a Compacted Residual Soil

By Rejane Nascentes, Izabel Christina Duarte de Azevedo and Ernani Lopes Possato


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4. Evaluation of Cover Systems for the Remediation of Mineral Wastes

By Francis D. Udoh


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5. Plant and Soil as Hydraulic Systems

By Mirela Tulik and Katarzyna Marciszewska


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6. Plant Hydraulic Conductivity: The Aquaporins Contribution

By María del Carmen Martínez-Ballesta, María del Carmen Rodríguez-Hernández, Carlos Alcaraz-López, César Mota-Cadenas, Beatriz Muries and Micaela Carvajal


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7. Impacts of Wildfire Severity on Hydraulic Conductivity in Forest, Woodland, and Grassland Soils

By Daniel G. Neary


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8. Estimating Hydraulic Conductivity Using Pedotransfer Functions

By Ali Rasoulzadeh


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9. Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity Based on (Soil) - Moisture Content of Fine Grained Soils

By Rainer Schuhmann, Franz Königer, Katja Emmerich, Eduard Stefanescu and Markus Stacheder


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10. Determining Hydraulic Conductivity from Soil Characteristics with Applications for Modelling Stream Discharge in Forest Catchments

By Marie-France Jutras and Paul A. Arp


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11. Analytical and Numerical Solutions of Richards' Equation with Discussions on Relative Hydraulic Conductivity

By Fred T. Tracy


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12. Instrumentation for Measurement of Laboratory and In-Situ Soil Hydraulic Conductivity Properties

By Jose Antonio Gutierrez Gnecchi, Alberto Gómez-Tagle (Jr), Philippe Lobit, Adriana Téllez Anguiano, Arturo Méndez Patiño, Gerardo Marx Chávez Campos and Fernando Landeros Paramo


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13. Contribution of Tracers for Understanding the Hydrodynamics of Karstic Aquifers Crossed by Allogenic Rivers, Spain

By Rafael Segovia Rosales, Eugenio Sanz Pérez and Ignacio Menéndez Pidal


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14. Estimating Hydraulic Conductivity of Highly Disturbed Clastic Rocks in Taiwan

By Cheng-Yu Ku and Shih-Meng Hsu


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15. Field Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Rocks

By Maria Clementina Caputo and Lorenzo De Carlo


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16. Electrokinetic Techniques for the Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity

By Laurence Jouniaux


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17. Contribution of Seismic and Acoustic Methods to Reservoir Model Building

By Jean Luc Mari and Frederick Delay


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18. Effects of Model Layer Simplification Using Composite Hydraulic Properties

By Nicasio Sepúlveda and Eve L. Kuniansky


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19. The Role of Hydraulic Conductivity in Modeling the Movement of Water and Solutes in Soil Under Drip Irrigation

By René Chipana Rivera


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20. Simulation of Water and Contaminant Transport Through Vadose Zone - Redistribution System

By Thidarat Bunsri, Muttucumaru Sivakumar and Dharmappa Hagare


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21. Measurement and Modeling of Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity

By Kim S. Perkins


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