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HAUTEUR INFILTRATION [1 record]

Record 1 2009-01-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Geology
DEF

The rate at which infiltration takes place, i.e. water penetrates the surface of soil, expressed in depth of water per unit time.

OBS

It is usually used to refer to water occurring as precipitation, but is also applied to water flowing or standing upon soil, naturally or artificially.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Géologie
DEF

Quantité d'eau infiltrée à travers la surface du sol pendant une durée définie, comparable aux quantités d'eau précipitée ou ruisselée, exprimées en hauteur moyenne par unité de temps, ou en débit par unité de surface.

OBS

S'applique également à l'infiltration d'eau de surface dans des cours d'eau ou plans d'eau naturels ou artificiels notamment dans un bassin d'infiltration.

Spanish

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