Non-Negligible Lag of Groundwater Infiltration Recharge: A Case in Mu Us Sandy Land, China
AbstractGroundwater is often the main source of available water, and precipitation is one of the main recharge sources of groundwater in arid and semi-arid regions. This paper studies a fixed dune in Mu Us Sandy Land in China, establishes a numerical model, acquires hydraulic parameters and heat parameters of the vadose zone, and calculates the recharge coefficient based on field observation data and numerical modelling. These measurement results show that the response depths of storm rain are more than 90 cm, while those of small rain events are less than 10 cm. The numerical results show that infiltration depths are 10 cm for small rain and more than 90 cm for middle rain respectively. The lag time of the water content at 90 cm below the surface was 25 h following a middle rain, 18–19 h following a heavy rain, and 16–18 h following a storm rainfall. Groundwater recharge lag times (matrix flow) varied from 11 h to 48 h. Excluded precipitation for groundwater recharge was 11.25–11.75 mm in 1 h when groundwater depth was 120 cm and 15–15.5 mm when 140 cm, showing significant influence in groundwater resource evaluation. View Full-Text
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Yang, Z.-Y.; Wang, K.; Yuan, Y.; Huang, J.; Chen, Z.-J.; Li, C. Non-Negligible Lag of Groundwater Infiltration Recharge: A Case in Mu Us Sandy Land, China. Water 2019, 11, 561.
Yang Z-Y, Wang K, Yuan Y, Huang J, Chen Z-J, Li C. Non-Negligible Lag of Groundwater Infiltration Recharge: A Case in Mu Us Sandy Land, China. Water. 2019; 11(3):561.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Ze-Yuan; Wang, Kai; Yuan, Yue; Huang, Jinting; Chen, Zhi-Jun; Li, Chen. 2019. "Non-Negligible Lag of Groundwater Infiltration Recharge: A Case in Mu Us Sandy Land, China." Water 11, no. 3: 561.
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