@inproceedings{8410020bbcea4f08ac5e6a21fff137b8,

title = "Hydraulic parameter estimation with a constant water flux boundary using zero-offset borehole radar",

abstract = "A ray tracing algorithm for first arrival travel times from zero-offset borehole radar is coupled with an analytical solution to the one dimensional unsaturated water flow equation with a constant flux top boundary condition to invert for soil hydraulic properties. The analytical solution for Richards' equation relies on a non dimensional form of Burger's equation using a Broadbridge and White (BW) soil. The BW soil is described with three parameters: saturated hydraulic conductivity (K s), sorptivity (S), and a dimensionless parameter (C). The ray tracing algorithm makes use of the the arrival time of first arriving waves (direct or critically refracted) to track the wetting front through the subsurface during infiltration. From the time series of first arrival travel time data collected from one depth, the K s can be determined, provided that the wetting front was sharp enough to cause critical refraction at its edge. To determine the other parameters uniquely, co-located pressure head data is needed from the dry range.",

keywords = "Borehole radar, Hydraulic properties, Inversion",

author = "Rucker, {Dale F.} and Ferr{\'e}, {Ty P.A.}",

year = "2004",

month = dec,

day = "1",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9090179593",

series = "Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004",

pages = "719--722",

editor = "E. Slob and A. Yarovoy and J.B. Rhebergen",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004",

note = "Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004 ; Conference date: 21-06-2004 Through 24-06-2004",

}