THE WATER TABLE AS AFFECTED BY ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

In the common situation where air is entrapped in the water, the water table height will vary with atmospheric pressure. The magnitude of this effect must be known before water-table changes can be related with any precision to other factors such as evapo-transpiration, infiltration, and drainage. A theory of this effect is developed and the infleunces of hysteresis and solubility are discussed. It is shown that the maximum rate of change of water-table height with air pressure occurs when the water table is at the surface of the soil. The experiments clearly show the influence of hysteresis, and the results agree excellently with the theoretical predictions. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Geophysical Union

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    Washington, DC  USA  20037
  • Authors:
    • Peck, A J
  • Publication Date: 1960-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 2383-88
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM