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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

A Portable Low-Intensity Rain Simulator for Field and Laboratory Use1


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  1. Vol. 30 No. 5, p. 661-663
    Received: Oct 4, 1965
    Accepted: May 16, 1966

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  1. Reuven Steinhardt and
  2. Daniel Hillel2



A design is presented for construction of a dripping-type rain simulator that is useful for study of infiltration characteristics of surface-crusted soils and comparison of surface treatments for runoff inducement. The apparatus is lightweight, portable, and easily assumbled. Rain intensity can be varied between 4 and 100 mm/hr with adequate uniformity of distribution. Raindrop size and impact velocity, as well as rainfall intensity, can be controlled independently.

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