COMMISSION III. DOCUMENT NO 39: THE SOIL-WATER SYSTEM. MECHANISM OF THE RETENTION OF THE LIQUID PHASE BY SOLID PHASE

COMISION III. DOCUMENTO N.39: EL SISTEMA SUELO-AGUA. MECANISMO DE RETENCION DE LA FASE LIQUIDA POR LA FASE SOLIDA

THIS STUDY EXPLAINS THE NATURE OF THE DIFFERENT PHENOMENA OF WATER RETENTION BY THE SOIL AND IDENTIFIES THESE PROCESSES BY MEANS OF EXPERIMENTAL CURVES GIVING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE SOIL, THE RELATIVE MOISTURE CONTENT EQUILIBRIUM, AND THE VARIATION IN VOLUME OF THE SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR INTERPRETS THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL CONSTANTS BY MEANS OF THESE CONCEPTS. A SEMI-QUANTITATIVE EXPRESSION FOR THE OSMOTIC ACTIVITY OF CLAY SOILS IS PROPOSED. FOR THE COVERING ABSTRACT, SEE IRRD ABSTRACT NO 106370, SEE ALSO IRRD ABSTRACTS NOS 106372 AND 106398-417.

  • Authors:
    • Petroni, E
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 01293774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 4:19AM