Vadose Zone


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Vadose Zone
1010402Vadose ZoneThe vadose zone is composed of the materials from the land surface down to the water table, including the capillary fringe or zone (Figure 12.1). Typically, this includes a significant soil zone, partially disintegrated bedrock, and bedrock, where the land surface is not underlain by alluvial or glacial deposits. Generally, the soil zone consists of the finest particles, constitutes the limiting factor for recharge, and contains much of the stored soil water used by plants; hence, this zone has received the majority of the at…
Citation
Willis D.Weight: Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology. Vadose Zone, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export