Soil Hydraulic Properties

Provides functions for (1) soil water retention (SWC) and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity (Ku) (van Genuchten-Mualem (vGM or vG) [1, 2], Peters-Durner-Iden (PDI) [3, 4, 5], Brooks and Corey (bc) [8]), (2) fitting of parameter for SWC and/or Ku using Shuffled Complex Evolution (SCE) optimisation and (3) calculation of soil hydraulic properties (Ku and soil water contents) based on the simplified evaporation method (SEM) [6, 7]. Main references: [1] van Genuchten (1980) , [2] Mualem (1976) , [3] Peters (2013) , [4] Iden and Durner (2013) , [5] Peters (2014) , [6] Wind G. P. (1966), [7] Peters and Durner (2008) and [8] Brooks and Corey (1964).


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0.1.4 by Ullrich Dettmann, 5 months ago

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Authors: Ullrich Dettmann [aut, cre] , Felix Andrews [ctb] (For the code copied from the hydromad::SCEoptim function (Version: 0.9-15) which is not on r-cran ( The SCEoptim function is adapted , and substantially revised from Brecht Donckels MATLAB code which is in turn adopted from Qingyun Duans MATLAB code) , Brecht Donckels [ctb] (For the Matlab code which was adapted and reviesed in the hydromad::SCEoptim function.) , Qingyun Duan [ctb] (For the MATLAB code adapted from Brecht Donkels.)

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