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17/3/2006

Lateral soil water movement

Assessment of lateral soil water movement is made to estimate, to which extent during the growing season, trees have access to the water table. The classification of Lateral soil water movement is based on topography mainly. On top of hills and at the upper parts of hillsides there is no Lateral soil water movement, whereas at the base of long slopes it is found almost throughout the growing season. Tree growth is favoured when there is access to lateral soil water.


Dominating class of Lateral soil water movement Missing Shorter periods Longer periods

 

Maps were produced by merging SK's classes for surface/subsurface water flow according to the following:

Class

Consist of

Missing

(1) Missing + (2) Rarely

Shorter periods

(3) Shorter periods

Longer periods

(4) Longer periods

 

Outline showing how the classes for surface/subsurface water flow are assessed

Outline showing how the classes for surface/subsurface water flow are assessed

 

Lateral soil water movement, water occurring in the unsaturated zone of the ground, that is the part of the ground where the system of pores is filled with water partly only. Source: Nationalencyklopedin (the Swedish National encyclopaedia).


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