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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Infiltration vs Permeability

Infiltration:

                   Infiltration refers to the downward entry or movement of water into the soil surface. It is a measure of the rate at which soil is able to absorb rainfall or irrigation. It is determine by a soil characteristics including ease of entry, storage capacity, and transmission rate through the soil. 





Permeability:

                      It is measure of ability of a porous material to allow fluid to pass through it. High permeability will allow fluids to move rapidly through rocks. Permeability is affected by the pressure in a rock.