Special Issue "Study of the Soil Water Movement in Irrigated Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Soil physics; flow and transport in soils; dielectric sensors; salinity; irrigation and drainage
Interests: Soil physics; agricultural meteorology; irrigation and drainage; salt transport in soils.
Interests: Soil physics; plant soil-water interaction; flow and transport in soils; horticultural substrates; vadose zone hydrology, water resources management
In irrigated agriculture, the study of the various ways water infiltrates into the soils is necessary. In this respect, soil hydraulic properties, such as moisture retention curve (SMRC), diffusivity, and hydraulic conductivity functions, play a crucial role, as they control the infiltration process and the soil water and solute movement.
Modeling and flow simulation of soil water movement depends on the appropriate description of the hydraulic properties and their measurements (in situ and in the laboratory), upon which these are provided. A comprehensive review of the recent developments in the various aspects of soil water movement in irrigated agriculture is welcome.
The above may be presented in a number of research topics that tackle one or more of the following challenges:
- Irrigation systems and one-, two-, and three-dimensional soil water movement.
- One- and three-dimensional infiltration analysis from a disc infiltrometer.
- Dielectric devices for monitoring soil water content and methods for assessment of soil water pressure head.
- Soil hydraulic properties and their temporal and spatial variability under the irrigation situations.
- Saturated–unsaturated flow model in irrigated soils.
- Soil water redistribution and the role of hysteresis.
- Soil water movement and drainage in irrigated agriculture.
- Salt accumulation, soil salinization, and soil salinity assessment.
- Effect of salts on hydraulic conductivity.
- Soil conditioners and mulches which change the upper soil hydraulic properties and their effect on soil water movement.
Prof. Dr. George Kargas
Emeritus Prof. Dr. Petros Kerkides
Dr. Paraskevi Londra
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- Infiltration process
- hydraulic properties
- water and salt transport in irrigated soils
- modeling water flow
- disc infiltrometer
- dielectric sensors