Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2725–2737, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2725-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2725–2737, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2725-2017

Research article 09 Jun 2017

Research article | 09 Jun 2017

Saturated hydraulic conductivity model computed from bimodal water retention curves for a range of New Zealand soils

Joseph Alexander Paul Pollacco et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (10 Mar 2017) by Nunzio Romano
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (19 Mar 2017) by Nunzio Romano
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ED: Publish as is (29 Mar 2017) by Nunzio Romano
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Descriptions of soil hydraulic properties, such as soil moisture release curve, θ(h), and saturated hydraulic conductivities, Ks, are a prerequisite for hydrological models. Because it is usually more difficult to describe Ks than θ(h) from pedotransfer functions, we developed a physical unimodal model to compute Ks solely from hydraulic parameters derived from the Kosugi θ(h). We further adaptations to this model to adapt it to dual-porosity structural soils.