Hydraulic conductivity using dual porosity model

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rafaelvillarreal
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Hydraulic conductivity using dual porosity model

Post by rafaelvillarreal » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:43 pm

Hi, I am using the RETC code (version 6.02) for fitting the retention and hydraulic conductivity data obtained with the evaporation method. I used the dual porosity model (Durner, 1994). However I can't find the hydraulic conductivity model used by the program. It is the same than the Priesack and Durner (2006)? The manual does not specify this information. Thank you very much.

Rafael

Jirka
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Re: Hydraulic conductivity using dual porosity model

Post by Jirka » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:19 pm

Yes, it is.

We have never updated the old RETC manual, which thus describes only the VG and BC models. You can find the description of all models (including Kosugi and Durner) implemented in RETC in the Hydrus manual.

J.

rafaelvillarreal
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Re: Hydraulic conductivity using dual porosity model

Post by rafaelvillarreal » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:40 pm

Thank you very much for the answer, Professor! Best regards.

Rafael

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Re: Hydraulic conductivity using dual porosity model

Post by Jirka » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:33 pm

I believe that this was all described in the RETC help, but Microsoft stopped supporting the hlp format in Windows 10, and thus I cannot open it any longer. J.

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