Hydrodynamics in soil

Ty Ferre, Art Warrick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The movement of water in the subsurface, “Hydrodynamics,” touches many areas of the natural and human-influenced world. Ecosystems are shaped, contaminants spread, valleys flood, and slopes fail, all under the influence of hydrodynamic processes. These processes can be divided into four main subtopics based on whether flow is constant or changing in time and on whether the pores are or are not entirely filled with water. While these conditions share underlying concepts, there are specific considerations that make each unique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Second Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780128229743
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Darcy equation
  • Density
  • Dynamic viscosity
  • Flux
  • Head
  • Hydraulic conductivity
  • Hydrostatic
  • Permeability
  • Richardson-Richards’ Equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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