Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Soil Science
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 8, 2001
Publication Date: August 1, 2001
Citation: RAWLS, W.J., INFILTRATION PROPERTIES. LAL, RATTAN, EDITOR. MARCELL DEKKER, NEW YORK, NY. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOIL SCIENCE. 2002 P. 689-92. Technical Abstract: Infiltration is commonly defined as the process of water entry at the land surface into a soil from a source such as rainfall, irrigation and snowmelt. The rate of infiltration is generally controlled by the rate of soil water movement below the surface. Factors which affect infiltration were divided into categories of: Soil; Surface; Management; and Natural Properties and discussed. Also, methods for accounting for these factors i infiltration model parameters were presented.