infiltration capacity

infiltration capacity

[‚in·fil′trā·shən kə′pas·əd·ē]
(hydrology)
The maximum rate at which water enters the soil or other porous material in a given condition.
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Time-varying factors, such as land use, infiltration capacity of the soil, shallow groundwater tables, and the roughness of the vegetation, all significantly influence a buffer's performance.
This layer has a certain infiltration capacity for precipitation, but it is very limited compared with the amount of sand infiltration.
in "Evaluating the TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis for Extreme Precipitation and Streamflow in Ganjiang River Basin, China" evaluated two gridded precipitation products in estimation of extreme precipitation and further in the simulation of extreme streamflow when the VIC (Variable Infiltration Capacity) hydrological model is forced using these two precipitation products in Ganjiang River Basin, China.
flow over the soil surface that occurs during rainstorms because the surface soil lacks sufficient infiltration capacity, is absent from the range of catchments from all over Australia reported on here: infiltration capacities greatly exceed rainfall intensity.
The impact energy can cause sealing in the superficial layer of uncovered soils, with consequent reduction in infiltration capacity and increase in surface runoff and its transport capacity (Sidiras & Rotjh, 1987).
The delivery rate exceeds the soil's infiltration capacity, and thus the infiltration process becomes soil-controlled.
At 1.5 and 0.75 mm [min.sup.-1] rainfall intensities; however, the lower intensity might allow more time to destroy the protective layer and the improved infiltration capacity on grassed hillslope could enhance infiltration and delay runoff generation (Zhou et al.
Strategies for meeting the requirements in the Manual depend on a number of site factors, including infiltration capacity, available infrastructure, proposed development plans, and the drainage basin the proposed development is in.
Surface physical characteristics.--The physical and soil hydrological properties of mound and inter-mound soils (soil surface strength, dry aggregate stability, bulk density, wet aggregate stability, surface morphology, infiltration capacity) were measured within three microsites; 'crusted' mounds, 'recovering' mounds and inter-mounds.
Abstract: Infiltration capacity of soil mainly depends on two factors; the particle size and the moisture content of the soil.