The moisture‐equivalent and specific retention have been widely used as quasi‐physical constants to measure the power of a water‐bearing material or a soil to retain water against gravitative force. Comparatively little has been demonstrated, however, as to the relation of one to the other. This paper is a preliminary statement of the apparent relation between these two measures of retentive power and is based on a study of alluvial materials made in connection with an investigation by the United States Geological Survey into the ground‐water resources of the Mokelumne Area, central California.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Notes on the relation between the moisture‐equivalent and the specific retention of water‐bearing materials|
|Series title||Eos, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Other Geospatial||Mokelumne Area|
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