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Descriptor English: Infiltration-Percolation
Descriptor Spanish: Infiltración-Percolación
Descriptor Portuguese: Infiltração-Percolação
Descriptor French: Infiltration-Percolation
Entry term(s): Seepage
Seepage-Percolation
Tree number(s): SP4.021.197.118.504
SP4.031.100.200.297.793.474
Scope note: Infiltration is the process of passing water through the soil surface. Percolation is the downward advance of water in the unsaturated zone. Although a distinction is made between infiltration and percolation in the movement of water inside the soil, the two phenomena are strongly associated, since the infiltration cannot continue freely without the percolation removing the previously infiltrated water. (Free adaptation from https://bit.ly/3m4yrES)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Aquifers Recharge DeCS
Groundwater Pollution DeCS
Infiltration Galleries DeCS
Infiltration-Percolation Ditches DeCS
Land Application DeCS
Percolation DeCS
Porosity MeSH
Refuse Disposal MeSH
Soil Permeability DeCS
Surface Runoff DeCS
DeCS ID: 25315
Unique ID: DDCS025315
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Infiltration-Percolation - Preferred
Concept UI FD00058237
Scope note Infiltration is the process of passing water through the soil surface. Percolation is the downward advance of water in the unsaturated zone. Although a distinction is made between infiltration and percolation in the movement of water inside the soil, the two phenomena are strongly associated, since the infiltration cannot continue freely without the percolation removing the previously infiltrated water. (Free adaptation from https://bit.ly/3m4yrES)
Preferred term Infiltration-Percolation
Entry term(s) Seepage
Seepage-Percolation



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