Binley, Andrew M. and Beven, Keith J. and Elgy, John (1989) A Physically-Based Model of Heterogeneous Hillslopes II. Effective Hydraulic Conductivities. Water Resources Research, 25 (6). pp. 1227-1233. ISSN 0043-1397Full text not available from this repository.
Using the results of a fully three-dimensional model of variably saturated flow on a heterogeneous hillslope, the concept of equivalent homogeneous hillslopes is explored. By considering single realizations of random patterns of saturated hydraulic conductivity, attempts are made to determine single effective hydraulic conductivity values capable of reproducing both subsurface and surface flow hydrographs. For the case of high-permeability soils, effective parameters were found to reasonably reproduce the hillslope hydrograph, although there was no consistent relationship between the effective values and the moments of the spatial distributions. For the case of low-permeability soils, characterized by surface flow domination of the runoff hydrograph, single effective parameters were not found to be capable of reproducing both subsurface and surface flow responses. Furthermore, the event dependency of effective conductivity values under such conditions was demonstrated.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Water Resources Research|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Prof Andrew Binley|
|Deposited On:||28 Apr 2009 13:47|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:31|
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