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Rain-induced subsurface airflow and Lisse effect

Dates

Year
2008

Citation

Guo, Haipeng, Jiao, Jiu J, and Weeks, Edwin P, 2008, Rain-induced subsurface airflow and Lisse effect: Water Resources Research, v. 44, iss. 7.

Summary

Water-level increase after rainfall is usually indicative of rainfall recharge to groundwater. This, however, may not be true if the Lisse effect occurs. This effect represents the water-level increase in a well driven by airflow induced by an advancing wetting front during highly intensive rains. The rainwater, which may behave like a low-permeability lid, seals the ground surface so that the air pressure beneath the wetting front is increased because of air compression due to downward movement of the wetting front. A rapid and substantial rise of the water level in the well screened below water table, which bears no relationship to groundwater recharge, can be induced when various factors such as soil properties and the rain-runoff [...]

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  • USGS National Research Program

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 09:13:00 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Field Applications of Unsaturated Zone Flow Theory.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118b5fe4b0361176563a11">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118b5fe4b0361176563a11</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1029/2007WR006294

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