A linear regression model combined with a soil water balance model to design micro-catchments for water harvesting in arid zones

T. M. Boers, M. D. Graaf, R. A. Feddes, J. Ben-Asher

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Abstract

This paper presents a design method for micro-catchments, based on a simulation approach. Available rainfall and evaporation data are supplemented with soil physical data, determined from samples taken on the spot. A linear regression model combined with a transient one-dimensional finite difference water balance model is used to simulate the complete water harvesting process for a number of years. The theoretical basis of the model, including initial and boundary conditions is discussed. Experimental data from the Northern Negev Desert are used to calibrate the model. The water balance is simulated for two sets of soil physical properties, and for extremely arid and arid conditions. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnical Bulletins - Institute for Land & Water Management Research, Wageningen
Volume58
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)

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