Soil micromorphology use for modeling of a non-equilibrium water and solute movement
R. Kodešováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/137/2009-PSECitation:Kodešová R. (2009): Soil micromorphology use for modeling of a non-equilibrium water and solute movement. Plant Soil Environ., 55: 424-428.
Soil micromorphology was applied to specify flow domains in different soils and to select a suitable numerical model for simulation of water flow and herbicide transport. Pore structure detected on soil micromorphological images represented in all cases domains of prevailing water flow and solute transport. Depending on pore configuration and boundary conditions either water immobilization or preferential flow was observed and simulated. The benefits and limitations of the soil micromorphology imaging are discussed and compared with the more often used X-ray computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and dye tracer imaging.Keywords:soil pore structure; soil micromorphology; herbicide transport; single-porosity model; dual-porosity model; dual-permeability model