Response models for soil water repellency and soil moisture

Junying Chen, Pute Wu, Zhitao Zhang, Gideon Oron, Zhinong Wang

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    The relationships between the soil water repellency and soil moisture were studied by measuring WDPT using 10 different water repellent soils collected from Israel. A single peak curve correlation of the relationships between the WDPT and soil moisture was obtained after analysis. Three mathematic models, namely Gaussian, Lorentzian and Lognormal distributions were used for fitting the models by regression analysis, and the Lorentzian distribution was found to be the best model for the practical use. The peak soil moisture, the peak WDPT and the critical soil moisture can be computed by the model of part measured WDPT and soil moisture. It can provide the theory for amelioration of soil and compare of the different repellent soils.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-67+82
    JournalNongye Jixie Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


    • Regression
    • Response model
    • Soil moisture
    • Soil water repellency

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
    • Mechanical Engineering


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