Articles | Volume 27, issue 9
Technical note
03 May 2023
Technical note |  | 03 May 2023

Technical Note: Combining undisturbed soil monoliths for hydrological indoor experiments

David Ramler and Peter Strauss

Video supplement

Macropore Outlet David Ramler

Short summary
Undisturbed soil monoliths combine advantages of outdoor and indoor experiments; however, there are often size limitations. A promising approach is the combination of smaller blocks to form a single large monolith. We compared the runoff properties of monoliths cut in half and recombined with uncut blocks. The effect of the combination procedure was negligible compared to the inherent soil heterogeneity, and we conclude that advantages outweigh possible adverse effects.