vadose water

vadose water

[′vā‚dōs ‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Water in the zone of aeration. Also known as kremastic water; suspended water; wandering water.
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He strives to be readable and yet avoid the vice of oversimplification; thus along with, for instance, chapters about the hydrologic cycle, aquifers, and contemporary groundwater supply issues, there are also chapters on vadose water and phreatic water and applied hydrogeology.
Daily W, Ramirez A, LaBrecque D, Nitao J (1992) Electrical resistivity tomography of vadose water movement.
Afforestation of the slope would lead on the one hand to retention of the vadose water and on the other hand to drawing the underground water to the surface.
Chapters cover the water cycle, groundwater, use of groundwater, vadose water, flowing water, erosion and sedimentation, lakes, water freezing, dams and reservoirs, wetlands, microscopic life, and atmospheric water.
The El Nino phenomenon and the Philippine volcano Pinatubo have affected weather patterns worldwide, and are the direct cause of at least one unusual mineral occurrence: orthoserpierite crystallizing from vadose water surfacing on the usually dry Arizona desert.
The health risk due to microbial movement through soil depends on the proximity to drinking water sources and the dilution of the microbes that occur in the vadose water (Stoddard et al.