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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 151-156

Science of Lagging Behind- Hysteresis in Soil Moisture Characteristic Curve - A Review
Prithwiraj Dey1*, Prerna Sundriyal1 and Sanjib Kumar Sahoo2
1Department of Agronomy
2Department of Soil Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, UK-263145, India
*Corresponding author

The literal meaning of Hysteresis is to be lagged behind. In soil system, it is evident that the two soil moisture characteristic curves do not follow the exact same reversible path. As a result a hysteretic behaviour is experienced. Several causes may be attributed like non uniformity of pores, contact angle difference, entrapped air in pore space and the swelling and shrinking property of soil. To predict the hysteretic behaviour, several models defining the character were also suggested like Conceptual models and Empirical models. Domain theories are the main theme of the conceptual models whereas the experimentally observed results are the basis of Empirical models. Soil moisture hysteresis plays a vital role in the understanding of the behaviour of soil as a porous media as well as it gives us idea to soil moisture retention and release characteristics.

Keywords: Hysteresis, Soil Moisture Curve, Desorption, Capillary hysteresis, Water retention.

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Prithwiraj Dey, Prerna Sundriyal and Sanjib Kumar Sahoo. 2017. Science of Lagging Behind- Hysteresis in Soil Moisture Characteristic Curve - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 151-156. doi:
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