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maximum water-holding capacity [1 record]

Record 1 1999-02-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Soil Science
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
DEF

The amount of water retained by a layer of soil in equilibrium with a water table at its lower surface.

DEF

The average moisture content of a disturbed sample of soil, 1 cm high, that is at equilibrium with a water table at its lower surface.

Key term(s)
  • maximum water holding capacity
  • maximum water-holding ability
  • maximum water holding ability

French

Domaine(s)
  • Science du sol
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
DEF

Quantité d'eau que le sol peut contenir quand il est saturé, c'est-à-dire quand tous ses espaces lacunaires en sont remplis [...]

DEF

Teneur moyenne en humidité d'un échantillon de sol perturbé, de 1 cm de hauteur, en équilibre hydraulique avec l'eau qui le baigne par sa base.

Spanish

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