PREDICTION OF SOIL MOISTURE FROM SOIL AND WEATHER RECORDS
As part of a study to develop means of estimating the ability of soils to permit vehicular traffic, a method was developed for predicting the moisture content of soils. Data used in development of the method were obtained from daily soil moisture and weather records kept for periods of one to two years at 131 sites throughout the United States. Chief influences on moisture accretion in the surface foot of soil were found to be the amount of rainfall and the amount of space available in the soil for water storage. Moisture depletion rates varied with the moisture content of the soil but followed characteristic curves for each season. The prediction method was tested on more than 600 sites throughout the United States.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Publication Date: 1959-4
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Drying; Forecasting; Mathematical prediction; Meteorological phenomena; Methodology; Moisture content; Pore pressure; Rainfall; Regression analysis; Soil water; Soils; Trafficability; Water areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Surface waters
- Old TRIS Terms: Meteorological data
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00091086
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AEWES-MISC-Paper 4338
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM