Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 99–112, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-99-2022
SOIL, 8, 99–112, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-99-2022

Original research article 09 Feb 2022

Original research article | 09 Feb 2022

Effective hydraulic properties of 3D virtual stony soils identified by inverse modeling

Mahyar Naseri et al.

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We simulated stony soils with low to high volumes of rock fragments in 3D using evaporation and multistep unit-gradient experiments. Hydraulic properties of virtual stony soils were identified under a wide range of soil matric potentials. The developed models for scaling the hydraulic conductivity of stony soils were evaluated under unsaturated flow conditions.