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Spatial aspects of the seasonal soil water budget in a semiarid grassland

Spatial aspects of the seasonal soil water budget in a semiarid grassland

IAHS Publication ( 199): 363-373

Measurements of the soil water budget were made over an area of 144 kmsuperscript 2 during the wet seasons of 1985 and 1986 at Ibecetene, Niger. Thirty six neutron probe access tubes, placed at intervals of 2km were used to measure the soil water content to depths of 1.7 m. Rainfall was also measured at each tube after each rainfall event. Even on the sandy soils and gentle slopes of this area, the water budget was affected by surface runoff into depressions known as mares.

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