Advances in Irrigation

Advances in Irrigation

Volume 4

1st Edition - July 21, 1987

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  • Editor: Daniel Hillel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215280

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Advances in Irrigation, Volume 4 covers articles on the development and management of irrigation. The book presents articles on the improved method for distributing water in furrows, termed cablegation; the analysis of drip irrigation design based on the criterion of statistical uniformity; and the spatial distribution of water in sprinkling-irrigation systems. The text also includes articles on the critical evaluation of crop yields as influenced by irrigation uniformity; the concept of evapotranspiration from the scale of a field to the scale of an entire region; as well as the drainage of irrigated lands under sequential water application. Articles on the comparison of several models for the purpose of appraising the effect of irrigation on wheat and barley yields and on the economics of kiwifruit production under irrigation in New Zealand are also encompassed. The book concludes with an article about the modification and testing of a model simulating root and shoot growth as related to soil water dynamics. Agriculturists, agricultural engineers, and hydrologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Cabelgation: Automated Supply for Surface Irrigation

    I. Background for Development

    II. Description of the System

    III. Basic System Components

    IV. Models and Design

    V. Arrangements to Improve Application Uniformity

    VI. Installation

    VII. Operation

    VIII. Evaluation

    IX. Applications


    Drip Irrigation Design and Evaluation Based on the Statistical Uniformity Concept

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Hydraulics

    III. The Statistical Uniformity Concept

    IV. Engineering Applications

    V. Summary

    VI. Symbols


    Spatial Water Distribution in Sprinkle Irrigation

    I. Introduction

    II. Spatial Variability

    III. Superposition of Single-Sprinkler Patterns

    IV. Economic Optimization

    V. Summary and Conclusion

    VI. Symbols


    Crop Yield as Influenced by Irrigation Uniformity

    I. Introduction

    II. The Models

    III. Calculations and Results

    IV. Examples and Applications

    V. Summary and Remarks

    VI. Notation


    Analysis of Evapotranspiration as a Regionalized Variable

    I. Introduction

    II. Selection of Reference Evapotranspiration Estimating Method

    III. Fundamental Concepts of Geostatistics

    IV. Results of Regional Evapotranspiration Analysis

    V. Conclusions and Recommendations


    On the Drainage of Irrigated Lands under Sequential Water Application

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical

    III. Computer Simulation

    IV. Effect of Irrigation Pattern on Drainage Objectives

    V. Discussion and Conclusions


    Modeling the Influence of Flood Irrigation on Wheat and Barley Yields: A Comparison of Nine Different Models

    I. Introduction

    II. Description of Models

    III. Methods

    IV. Results and Discussion

    V. Conclusions

    Appendix 1. The Experiments to Which the Models Were Fitted

    Appendix 2. The Experiments for Which the Yields Were Predicted


    Economic Analysis of Kivvifruit Irrigation in a Humid Climate

    I. Introduction

    II. Kiwifruit Agronomy

    III. Model Overview

    IV. Model Development

    V. Demonstration of the Model

    VI. Limitations of the Model

    VII. Implications

    VIII. Conclusions


    Modification and Testing of a Model Simulating Root and Shoot Growth as Related to Soil Water Dynamics

    I. Introduction

    II. Model Modifications

    III. Validation Testing

    IV. Model Limitations

    Appendix I. FORTRAN Source Code for ROOTSIMU Version 4.3

    Appendix II. Input File Structure

    Appendix III. Output File Structure



Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: July 21, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215280

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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