The Influence of Temperature Gradients on Soil Moisture Flow

Publication Year:
1953
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/2710
Author(s):
Gavazza, Luigi
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Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
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Life Sciences
thesis / dissertation description
The isothermal movement of liquid water in saturated soil has been intensively studied, and a sound theoretical basis has been intensively studied, and a sound theoretical basis has been developed. Considerably less is known about the flow of water in unsaturated soils, but a general theory based on Darcy’s law of flow is beginning to develop. A good theoretical basis exists for the vapor diffusion under isothermal conditions. Inconsistent data and theories are found in the literature concerning the movement of water in both the vapor and liquid phases, under the influence of thermal fields.