water content

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water content

[′wȯd·ər ‚kän‚tent]
(hydrology)
The liquid water present within a sample of snow (or soil) usually expressed in percent by weight; the water content in percent of water equivalent is 100 minus the quality of snow. Also known as free-water content; liquid-water content.

moisture content

1. The weight of water, usually expressed as a percentage of the total dry weight of a material.
2. The weight of water in a given soil mass.
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When thermodynamic equilibrium prevails, residual water contents do not exist and the water content becomes zero at around pFo6.
Groenevelt PH, Grant CD (2004) A new model for the soil-water retention curve that solves the problem of residual water contents.
For the Moora sand, the air entry was the most variable parameter with up to 60% coefficient of variation followed by the residual water content with 19%, the saturated water content with 7%, and the n parameter with 5%.
1/[lambda]], to obtain the values of residual water content and the pore size distribution index in the micropores.
The residual water content and pore size distribution index in micropores were obtained from the fitting procedure.
Groenevelt PH, Grant CD (2004) A new model for the soil water retention curve that solves the problem of residual water contents.
r]))-1/[lambda], to obtain the values of residual water content and the pore size distribution index in the micropores.
Estimation methods are very sensitive to the choices of residual water content and match point (Stephens and Rehfeldt 1985), but agree very well with direct measurements when the residual water contents and match points are similar (Wright et al.
especially considering that data could be obtained only from the very wet end of the relationship for most of the techniques, and that the Mualem curve was forced to fit a residual water content that was probably too low for a fine-textured soil.
In general, agreement depends upon how close to the direct measurement is the choice of the residual water content and match point for the estimation technique.