Subsurface flow above a fragipan horizon

M. B. Parlange, T. S. Steenhuios, D. J. Timlin, F. Stagnitti, R. B. Bryant

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We observed and analyzed the flow of water in a shallow hillslope layer over a fragipan during and after an artificial precipitation event. Although most of the fragipan was made up of material essentially impermeable, the cracks within the fragipan carried significant portions of the interflow. Consequently, the average distance between the cracks within the fragipan is the main controlling factor in determining the subsurface flow in the shallow surface layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalSoil Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Soil Science


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