Soil Water Dynamics In Central Europe and Brazil

Markus Klein, Claudio F. Mahler, Stefan Trapp, Michael Matthies

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    Abstract

    The comprehension of the soil water dynamics is important for the study of environmental processes. Precipitation, temperature, and water balance of Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil and locations in Germany, Central Europe, are significantly different. Experience from one region could not be used directly in the other region. This means that models of the water balance need to be tested again and the coefficients at least must be adapted to the new environmental conditions. Two methods for the calculation of water movement in the unsaturated soil zone are described. Simulation programs based on both approaches are applied to an actual case with the conditions in Germany. This case is also analyzed under the conditions of Rio de Janeiro. The effects of tropical environmental conditions on water transport in unsaturated soils are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development - Belo Horizonte , Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Duration: 17 Aug 200023 Aug 2000
    Conference number: 5

    Conference

    Conference5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development
    Number5
    LocationBelo Horizonte
    CountryBrazil
    CityMinas Gerais
    Period17/08/200023/08/2000

    Keywords

    • soil water
    • water balance
    • transport modeling

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    Klein, M., Mahler, C. F., Trapp, S., & Matthies, M. (2000). Soil Water Dynamics In Central Europe and Brazil. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development