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Hydraulic conductivity

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Hydraulic conductivity, symbolically represented as K, is a property of vascular plants, soil or rock, that describes the ease with which a fluid (usually water) can move through pore spaces or fractures. It depends on the intrinsic permeability of the material and on the degree of saturation, and on the density and viscosity of the fluid. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Soil hydraulic properties

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Soil hydraulic conductivity

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