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A study of infiltration capacity in a semiarid environment, Mberengwa district, Zimbabwe

Mossberg, Magnus and Pettersson, Gert (1991) In Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
Infiltration capacity was measured with a double ring infiltrometer at 50 locations in two drainage basins in southern Zimbabwe. The infiltration capacity was tested against various factors recorded at each location to find relevant factors to use for mapping purposes. The factors recorded were land use, biotope, bedrock, landform, siteposition, ground cover, slope, aspect, organic content and texture. Statistical analyses showed that the relevant factors to use for mapping the infiltration capacity in this area are bedrock and a combination of land use/biotope. The advantage of these factors are, besides their significant influence on infiltration, that they are easy to map from aerial photos and geological maps. A map with the... (More)
Infiltration capacity was measured with a double ring infiltrometer at 50 locations in two drainage basins in southern Zimbabwe. The infiltration capacity was tested against various factors recorded at each location to find relevant factors to use for mapping purposes. The factors recorded were land use, biotope, bedrock, landform, siteposition, ground cover, slope, aspect, organic content and texture. Statistical analyses showed that the relevant factors to use for mapping the infiltration capacity in this area are bedrock and a combination of land use/biotope. The advantage of these factors are, besides their significant influence on infiltration, that they are easy to map from aerial photos and geological maps. A map with the abovementioned factors separating areas with different infiltration capacities was prepared in this way. (Less)
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author
Mossberg, Magnus and Pettersson, Gert
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
geography, physical geography, infiltration capacity, semiarid environment, Mberengwa district, Zimbabwe
publication/series
Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
report number
25
funder
SIDA, Minor Field Study programme (MFS)
language
English
additional info
Richard Owen, Dept. of Geology, University of Zimbabwe.
Anneli Håsteen, Naturgeografiska institutionen, Lunds universitet.
Sidan 42 saknas i trycket.
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2062116
date added to LUP
2011-10-24 14:10:17
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2011-12-29 12:48:10
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  abstract     = {Infiltration capacity was measured with a double ring infiltrometer at 50 locations in two drainage basins in southern Zimbabwe. The infiltration capacity was tested against various factors recorded at each location to find relevant factors to use for mapping purposes. The factors recorded were land use, biotope, bedrock, landform, siteposition, ground cover, slope, aspect, organic content and texture. Statistical analyses showed that the relevant factors to use for mapping the infiltration capacity in this area are bedrock and a combination of land use/biotope. The advantage of these factors are, besides their significant influence on infiltration, that they are easy to map from aerial photos and geological maps. A map with the abovementioned factors separating areas with different infiltration capacities was prepared in this way.},
  author       = {Mossberg, Magnus and Pettersson, Gert},
  keyword      = {geography,physical geography,infiltration capacity,semiarid environment,Mberengwa district,Zimbabwe},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser},
  title        = {A study of infiltration capacity in a semiarid environment, Mberengwa district, Zimbabwe},
  year         = {1991},
}