Sunday, May 4, 2014

Water in Soil and Aquifers (mostly the first and in Italian)

This post collects the slides about water in soil (and some very short note about aquifers) for my class of Hydrology (they are in Italian). The old version was replaced by a series of short presentations:

  1. I suoli. Audio 2014  (23.6 Mb). Audio 2015 (28.7 Mb)
  2. Le faldeAudio 2014 (5.9 Mb). Audio 2015 (7 Mb)
  3. Definizioni. Audi0 2014 (4.1 Mb). Audio 2015 (5.4 Mb)
  4. Darcy-Buckingham. Audio 2014 (16.3 Mb). Audio 2015 (14.5 Mb)
  5. Le curve di ritenzione idrica. Audio 2014 (21.7 Mb). Audio 2015: a (14.3 Mb); b (5.8 Mb)
  6. La conducibilità idraulica. Audio 2014 (16.8 Mb). Audio 2015:  a (5.7 Mb); b (5.8 Mb)
  7. L'equazione di Richards. Audio 2014 (15.4 Mb). Audio 2015 (18.1 Mb)
  8. Le pedotransfer function. Audio 2014 (8.2 Mb). Audio 2015 (6.1 Mb)
  9. Semplificazioni dell'equazione di Richards in un versante. Audio 2014 (11.9 Mb). Audio 2015 (18.4 Mb)
  10. Richards 1D (una soluzione analitica). Audio (10.9 Mb)
  11. Richards 3D (la fenomenologia e alcune interpretazioni ottenute grazie alla soluzione numerica). Audio 2014 (9.4 Mb).  Audio 2015 (11 Mb)
  12. Un pò sull'effetto del substrato eterogeneo e sui macropori (sui macropori si veda anche questo post e la letteratura ivi citata). Audio 2014 (7.2 Mb).  Audio 2015 (7.8 Mb)
  13. L'equazione delle acque sotterranee. Audio 2015 (5.7 Mb)
  14. Misure 
  15. Notazione
A video (in English) on some of the above arguments (almost the same slides), can be found here.
 Qui anche delle note, non del tutto up-to-date rispetto alle slides, ma utili da leggere.


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SOILPAR: By Acutis and Donatelli
ROSETTA: , uses artificial neural networks, last accessed, 2009- 11-01, last accessed, 2009-10-29

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