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Tree Water Uptake and Suction Distribution on Tropical Residual Soil Slope

Mohd Fakhrurrazi, Ishak and F.F., Sulaiman and N., Ali and A., Kassim (2016) Tree Water Uptake and Suction Distribution on Tropical Residual Soil Slope. In: 3rd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Science, AeroEarth 2015, 26-27 September 2015 , The Double Tree Hilton, Jakarta; Indonesia. pp. 1-7., 30 (1). ISSN 1755-1307

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This paper present an exploration of soil matric suction effected by water uptake via tree root at toe of slope on various condition between wet condition (high rainfall) and dry condition (prolonged no rainfall). Matric suction generated by active root tree has substantial influence soil moisture content on residual soil slope. A field monitoring was carried out to collect matric suction data at slope in two conditions; with a tree located at toe of slope and absent of a tree. The installations of instruments particularly at slope with tree at toe were placed within vicinity of the tree with certain depths and distances. The matric suction data from field monitoring was influence by the rainfall events that lead to the instability of soils slope. Analysis of soil matric suction distribution pattern indicates that the highest matric suction value was at shallower depth and proximity of tree. The matric suction profiles obtained from field monitoring are applied as an input data to develop soil matric suction contour. The effect of transpiration driven by active root zone generated matric suction on soil at vicinity of tree may create dry soil to increase soil shear strength.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth sciences; Forestry; Geology; Soils
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Fakhrurrazi Ishak
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 03:15
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 03:15
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