Recharge to Bunter Sandstone determined from lysimeters

  • Kitching R
  • Shearer T
  • Shedlock S
  • 7

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 15

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

The results of three years operation of two large natural grassed lysimeters on Bunter Sandstone are described. Recharge measured each year by both of the lysimeters is greater than that calculated using rainfall, evaporation estimates and a root constant of 75 mm. The mean measured recharge indicates that the calculated "actual evaporation" may be 13% too high. A value of root constant of 35-50 mm seems appropriate for short grass in this area. The result highlights the inadequacy of the "rainfall less evaporation" calculation as a means of determining recharge within reasonable limits in areas where rainfall and evaporation are of the same order such as in the groundwater areas of the U.K. or semi-arid areas of the world. © 1977.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text

Authors

  • R. Kitching

  • T. R. Shearer

  • S. L. Shedlock

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free