Observed and simulated solute transport under varying water regimes: I. Bromide and pentafluorobenzoic acid

R. J. Pearson, W. P. Inskeep, J. M. Wraith, S. D. Comfort, H. M. Gaber

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The objectives of this study were to compare transport of Br- and PFBA under cropped and fallow conditions for a range of soil water contents and evapotranspirative demands, and to evaluate the predictive capability of a computer simulation model (LEACHM) using independent estimates of model input parameters. In 1991, a field study was conducted using in situ columns on a Brocko silt loam. The transport of two tracers (Br- and PFBA) was measured at three depths for three water regimes under cropped and fallow conditions for 60 d following chemical application. Results indicated that adequate predictions of the transport of PFBA were obtained using LEACHM when coupled with independent estimates of model input parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-653
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Quality
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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