A Simplified Infiltration Model for Predicting Cumulative Infiltration during Vertical Line Source Irrigation
AbstractVertical line source irrigation is a water-saving irrigation method for enhancing direct water and nutrient delivery to the root zone, reducing soil evaporation and improving water and nutrient use efficiency. To identify its influencing factors, we performed computer simulations using the HYDRUS-2D software. The results indicate that for a given soil, the line source seepage area, but not the initial soil water content and buried depth, has a significant effect on the cumulative infiltration. We thus proposed a simplified method, taking into account the seepage area for predicting the cumulative infiltration based on the Philip model. Finally, we evaluated the accuracy of the simplified method using experimental data and found the cumulative infiltrations predicted by the simplified method were in very good agreement with the observed values, showing a low mean average error of 0.028–0.480 L, a root mean square error of 0.043–0.908 L, a percentage bias of 0.321–0.900 and a large Nash-Sutcliffe coefficient close to 1.0 (NSE ≥ 0.995). The results indicate that this simplified infiltration model, for which the only emitter parameter required is the seepage area, could provide a valuable and practical tool for irrigation design. View Full-Text
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Fan, Y.; Huang, N.; Gong, J.; Shao, X.; Zhang, J.; Zhao, T. A Simplified Infiltration Model for Predicting Cumulative Infiltration during Vertical Line Source Irrigation. Water 2018, 10, 89.
Fan Y, Huang N, Gong J, Shao X, Zhang J, Zhao T. A Simplified Infiltration Model for Predicting Cumulative Infiltration during Vertical Line Source Irrigation. Water. 2018; 10(1):89.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fan, Yanwei; Huang, Ning; Gong, Jiaguo; Shao, Xiaoxia; Zhang, Jie; Zhao, Tong. 2018. "A Simplified Infiltration Model for Predicting Cumulative Infiltration during Vertical Line Source Irrigation." Water 10, no. 1: 89.
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