Approximate Explicit Solution to the Green-Ampt Infiltration Model for Estimating Wetting Front Depth
AbstractObtaining reliable information on the wetting front depth of soil is beneficial to the understanding of one-dimensional (1D) vertical infiltration under border irrigation. This paper presents an approximate explicit solution to the Green-Ampt (GA) infiltration model for estimating the wetting front depth. Moreover, the model proposed in this study, the GA model, the Ali model, and the Stone model were validated and evaluated using laboratory experimental data and HYDRUS-1D simulation. Statistical comparisons (root mean square error-RMSE, mean absolute percent relative error-MAPRE, and percent bias-PB) of the estimated data with the measured and simulated data were conducted. The models were ranked on the basis of their overall performance index (OPI). The results demonstrated that all four models can be used to estimate the wetting front depth of 1D vertical infiltration for a wide range of soil textures; the proposed model provided the most accurate result. According to comparisons of the estimated values with the measured and simulated values, the maximum RMSE, MAPRE, and PB were 1.74 cm, 6.92%, and −6.74%, respectively, for the proposed model. On the basis of the OPI, the optimal model was the proposed model, followed by the Ali, GA, and Stone models. View Full-Text
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Nie, W.-B.; Li, Y.-B.; Fei, L.-J.; Ma, X.-Y. Approximate Explicit Solution to the Green-Ampt Infiltration Model for Estimating Wetting Front Depth. Water 2017, 9, 609.
Nie W-B, Li Y-B, Fei L-J, Ma X-Y. Approximate Explicit Solution to the Green-Ampt Infiltration Model for Estimating Wetting Front Depth. Water. 2017; 9(8):609.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nie, Wei-Bo; Li, Yi-Bo; Fei, Liang-Jun; Ma, Xiao-Yi. 2017. "Approximate Explicit Solution to the Green-Ampt Infiltration Model for Estimating Wetting Front Depth." Water 9, no. 8: 609.
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