In arid and semi-arid areas, the main contributions to land surface processes are precipitation, surface evaporation and surface energy balancing. In the close-to-surface layer and root-zone layer, vapor flux is the dominant flux controlling these processes - process which, in turn, influence the local climate pattern and the local ecosystem. The work reported in this thesis attempts to understand how the soil airflow affects the vapor transport during evaporation processes, by using a two-phase heat and mass transfer model. The necessity of including the airflow mechanism in land surface process studies is discussed and highlighted.Results. It is well known that soil water transport is driven by the soil matric potential gradient and the soil temperature ... DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34073- 4_7, A Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 159 More long-term and regional scaleanbsp;...
|Title||:||Coupled Dynamics in Soil|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-14|