Infiltration is the main component of hydrological cycle, it’s the component that deals the cards, the one regulating flows and destinations of rain water on Earth. It makes possible plants life, feeds the wells and springs, controls run-off, makes bigger or smaller hydric erosion and explains the oasification-desertification processes.

Paradoxically and despite of its vital importance, it has been poorly studied, mainly because of the difficulty for measuring and modelling it.

From our web site we want to stress the importance of infiltration in oasification processes. As a first contribution we offer an article that goes deeper in such an interesting issue:


Components of the hydrological cycle

Figure: Components of the hydrological cycle


Nowadays there are many different infiltration models, this leading to disorientation of the most advanced researcher: What model to choose in each case? The answer is not easy at all.
Within this menu item, as a secondary offering, we give the opportunity of adjusting the experimental infiltration data to different models, obtaining their parameters and adjustment kindness. For this purpose we have developed a SAS application, called MODIN, that considers fourteen infiltration equations, that are: Green - Ampt, reparameterized Green - Ampt, Hall, Kostiakov, Mezencev, SCS (irrigations), Horton, Philip, Holtan, Overton, Smith, Singh - Yu, Mishra - Singh and generalized potential.
In case of being interested in this utility of statistical adjustment, please let us know by sending an email to one of this two addresses: vpando@eio.uva.es or oasification@oasificacion.com.




Water harvesting