Spatial variability of infiltration in a semi-arid environment
Summary, in English
Fifty-two double-ring infiltrometer tests, performed in a small, partly urbanized catchment in northern Tunisia are analyzed. Spatial variability is characterized by use of cross-correlation functions. Spatial patterns of infiltration properties are shown to be governed by geomorphology and occurring vegetation. Different geomorphological zones and zones with equal density of vegetation tend to be oriented in a parallel pattern in relation to the wadi. Statistical properties of infiltration capacities depending on geomorphological zone are presented.
- Division of Water Resources Engineering
Journal of Hydrology
- Geophysical Engineering
- ISSN: 0022-1694