Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Conductivity, Hydraulic

  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Y. Mualem
  • H. J. Morel‐Seytoux
  • William R. Horwath
  • G. Almendros
  • Ward Chesworth
  • Paul R. Grossl
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Arieh Singer
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Erika Micheli
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • P. M. Huang
  • Arieh Singer
  • Charles E. Weaver
  • B. K. G. Theng
  • Iain M. Young
  • Keith Paustian
  • R. J. Heck
  • Charles W. Finkl
  • Herman Bouwer
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_125
Hydraulic conductivity K is the proportionality factor in Darcy's Equation (Darcy, 1856), which relates the velocity v of water in a soil or other porous medium to the hydraulic gradient i as follows:
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Y. Mualem
  • H. J. Morel‐Seytoux
  • William R. Horwath
  • G. Almendros
  • Ward Chesworth
  • Paul R. Grossl
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Arieh Singer
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Erika Micheli
  • Otto Spaargaren
  • P. M. Huang
  • Arieh Singer
  • Charles E. Weaver
  • B. K. G. Theng
  • Iain M. Young
  • Keith Paustian
  • R. J. Heck
  • Charles W. Finkl
  • Herman Bouwer

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