Determination of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of alfisol soil in Guinea Savannah of Northern Nigeria

  • A N Baba-Kutigi
  • L A Dim
  • I A Umar
  • C A Odunze


The hydrolic conductivity of soil measures the ease at which water moves through the soil by determining the flux density of water passing through the soil. The estimation of hydraulic conductivity indicates how fluids flow throuhg a substance and thus determine the water balance in the soil profile. The trend lines of hydraulic conductivity with its trend regression r = 0.9548 nd 0.9120 respectively and it unsaturated hydraulic conductivity was found to be 0.2640

Keywords: capacitance probe, diviner 2000, volumetric water contents

Nigerian Journal of Physics Vol. 18 (2) 2006: pp. 291-294

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