Special Issue "Rainfall Infiltration Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2020).
Interests: Water Resource Management; Hydrological Modeling; Hydrology; Hydrologic and Water Resource Modeling and Simulation; Water Balance; Watershed Hydrology; Surface Hydrology; Watershed Management; Evapotranspiration; Rainfall Runoff Modelling; Flood Modelling; Rainfall; Soil Physics; Watershed Modeling; Surface Water; Hydrological Data Management; Evaporation; Climate Change and Water; Time Domain Reflectometry; Tdr
Interests: Hydrological Modeling; Hydrology; Water Engineering; Watershed Hydrology; Surface Hydrology; Rainfall Runoff Modelling; Flood Modelling; Rainfall; Open Channel Hydraulics; River Engineering; Time Domain Reflectometry
Interests: Environment; Water Resource Management; Soil; Hydrological Modeling; Hydrology; Environmental Engineering; Water Balance; Watershed Hydrology; Meteorology; Precipitation; Rainfall; Time Domain Reflectometry
Rainfall infiltration is an important part of the physics of the hydrologic cycle and plays a crucial role in the formation of surface runoff, providing subsurface water that governs the water supply for agriculture, the transport of pollutants through the vadose zone and the recharge of aquifers.
The spatio-temporal evolution of the infiltration rate under natural conditions cannot be currently deduced by direct measurement at any scale of interest in applied hydrology, therefore the use of infiltration modeling that allows it to be described through measurable quantities is of fundamental importance.
In spite of the continuous development of infiltration modeling, the estimation of infiltration at different spatial scales, i.e. from the local to the watershed scale, is a complex problem because of the natural spatial variability of both soil hydraulic characteristics and rainfall.
For many years, research activity has been limited to the development of local or point infiltration models for vertically homogeneous soils. However, in addition to deepening this modeling, other interesting open problems should be addressed, including the modeling of point infiltration into vertically non-uniform soils, infiltration over horizontal heterogeneous areas and infiltration into soil surfaces with significant slopes.
Prof. Renato Morbidelli
Prof. Carla Saltalippi
Dr. Alessia Flammini
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- Infiltration process
- Overland flow
- Local infiltration modeling
- Areal-average infiltration modeling
- Non-uniform soils
- Layered soils
- Hillslope hydrology
- Saturated–unsaturated flow model
- Field and laboratory experiments