SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

A Comparison of Field and Laboratory Measurements of Hydraulic Conductivity


The hydraulic conductivity of a soil was measured in the laboratory and in the field. Although each technique used yielded consistent results, the hydraulic conductivity obtained differed over several orders of magnitude. These differences in hydraulic conductivity can only be attributed to macroscopic features that weigh differently depending on the mass of soil affected by the different tests.

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Picornell, M
Guerra, A
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 346–361
DOI: 10.1520/STP19139S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5182-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1462-3