Capillary Barrier at the Interface of Two Layers

  • H. J. Morel-Seytoux
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 20)


The system consists of two layers. The soil in the upper layer is fine, which means that its “effective capillary drive” (Morel-Seytoux 1987) is high but its saturated hydraulic conductivity is low. The soil of the lower layer, of infinite extent, is coarse, which means that its attributes are, in relative terms, the opposite of those of the fine soil.


Capillary Pressure Relative Permeability Supply Rate Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Fine Soil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Morel-Seytoux
    • 1
  1. 1.AthertonUSA

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