Additional information regarding the soil and the experimental procedures
It can be used to:
Store and edit data
Search for data sets based on user-defined query specifications
Write the contents of selected data sets to an output device
Mathematical models have become increasingly popular in the research and management of flow and transport processes in the subsurface environment. Because of improvements in computer software and hardware, the usefulness of numerical models hinges more and more on the availability of accurate input parameters. The unsaturated hydraulic functions are key input data in numerical models of vadose zone processes. These functions may be either measured directly, estimated indirectly through prediction from more easily measured data based upon quasi-empirical models, or approximated by using hydraulic data from similar soils.
UNSODA serves as a repository of data sets that can be used as a source of surrogate hydraulic data, or for the development and evaluation of indirect methods for estimating the unsaturated hydraulic properties.
Details on the collection process and the input variables are also discussed on pp. 11-15 and 21-27 of our more comprehensive manual UNSODA.PDF (which is based on the previous v1.0 DOS version of the database).