Advances in Irrigation

Advances in Irrigation

Volume 1

1st Edition - July 28, 1982

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  • Editor: Daniel Hillel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215259

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Advances in Irrigation, Volume 1 covers updated comprehensive elucidations of the various topics of contemporary interest and importance related to the rapidly advancing science and engineering practice of irrigation. The book presents articles on the conjunctive use of rainfall and irrigation in semiarid regions; the theory and the practical aspects of irrigation scheduling; and canopy temperature and crop water stress. The text also includes articles on the use of solute transport models to estimate salt balance below irrigated cropland; level-basin irrigation; as well as the applications of flow measurement flumes to irrigation water management. The principles, practices, and potentialities of trickle (drip) irrigation are also encompassed. Hydraulic engineers and people working in the field of irrigation will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Conjunctive Use of Rainfall and Irrigation in Semiarid Regions

    I. Introduction

    II. Rainfall Distributions in Semiarid Regions

    III. Limited Irrigation

    IV. Yield, Transpiration, Evapotranspiration, and Seasonal Water Application

    V. Increased Efficiency of Soil Water Storage

    VI. Conservation Tillage

    VII. Specific Systems for the Conjunctive Use of Rainfall and Irrigation

    VIII. Economic Considerations

    IX. Summary


    Irrigation Scheduling Using Soil Moisture Measurements: Theory and Practice

    I. Theory of Irrigation Scheduling

    II. Practical Aspects of Irrigation Scheduling


    Canopy Temperature and Crop Water Stress

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Perspective

    III. Quantification of Crop Water Stress

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    Use of Solute Transport Models to Estimate Salt Balance below Irrigated Cropland

    I. Introduction

    II. Literature Review

    III. Model Description

    IV. Illustrative Calculations

    V. Limitations of the Modeling Approach

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    Level-Basin Irrigation

    I. Introduction

    II. Land Preparation

    III. Design and Evaluation

    IV. Management



    Flow Measurement Flumes: Applications to Irrigation Water Management

    I. Introduction

    II. Long-Throated Flumes

    III. Types of Long-Throated Flumes

    IV. Theoretical Considerations

    V. Factors Influencing Calibration

    VI. Selecting Flume Style and Site

    VII. Trapezoidal Lined Canals

    VIII. Structures for Unlined Canals


    Principles, Practices, and Potentialities of Trickle (Drip) Irrigation

    I. Introduction

    II. Present Developments and Expansion of Trickle Irrigation

    III. Potential Advantages of Trickle Irrigation

    IV. Potential Disadvantages of Trickle Irrigation

    V. Advances in System Components and Innovations

    VI. Advances in Soil Water Modeling

    VII. Advances in System Design and Evaluation

    VIII. Advances in System Maintenance Practices

    IX. Advances in System Management

    X. Future Developments and Research in Trickle Irrigation

    List of Symbols



Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: July 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215259

About the Editor

Daniel Hillel

Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel has served as professor of soil physics, hydrology and the environmental sciences at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. Among the honors he has received are the Chancellor's Medal for Exemplary Service at the University of Massachusetts , a Guggenheim award, and Doctorates of Science honoris causa by Guelph University of Canada and Ohio State University . Dr. Hillel is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy and was granted the Distinguished Service Award by the latter societies. He has published well over 300 scientific papers and research reports, and authored or edited twenty two books. His definitive textbooks on environmental physics have been use by universities and research institutions throughout the world and have been translated into twelve languages.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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