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:
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.