A Soil Water Simulation Model for Wheat Field with Temporary Ditches

  • Chunlin ShiEmail author
  • Yang Liu
  • Shouli Xuan
  • Zhiqing Jin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 479)


Accurate soil water content simulation is the basis of disaster early-warning and evaluation about waterlogging and drought. In order to more accurately simulation the water movement in wheat field with temporary field ditches, a two-dimension soil water simulation model was developed in this study. The model included the water movement vertically(up and down) and horizontally(ribbing and ditch), and traditional runoff estimation was replaced by calculating the drainage water from ditches. The model could simulate the comprehensive effect of depth of plow layer, initial soil water content, precipitation intensity and infiltration rate of plow pan layer on runoff. The application of the model in Xinhua city, China showed good agreement between observation with simulation values.


Water Simulation model Wheat field Temporary field ditches 



This study was funded by the Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest (201203032), Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Support Program (BE2012391), and the Fund for Independent Innovation of Agricultural Sciences in Jiangsu Province (CX(12)3055).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunlin Shi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  • Shouli Xuan
    • 1
  • Zhiqing Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information/Key Laboratory of Agricultural Environment in Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River, Ministry of Agriculture of PRCJiangsu Academy of Agricultural SciencesNanjingChina

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