Universität Rostock, 2017
Abstract: This thesis improves the characterization of unsaturated hydraulic properties for different types of peat and other organic soils at the laboratory and the field scale. First, suggestions for a general improvement of the unsaturated hydrological modeling in peatlands are made. Second, a novel one-dimensional expression for calculating specific yield for shallow groundwater systems with microrelief has been derived which was the basis for the development of a novel in situ method for determining soil water retention characteristics in shallow groundwater systems.
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