Hydrologic behaviour of residual soil slopes in Singapore

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Title: Hydrologic behaviour of residual soil slopes in Singapore
Author: Rezaur, R. B.; Rahardjo, Harianto; Leong, Eng Choon; Lee, T. T.
Copyright year: 2003
Abstract: Monitoring hydrologic responses of slopes is critical for advancing hillslope hydrologic studies. Storm- and time-based continuous hydrologic responses from three instrumented hillslopes in Singapore were monitored for a period of 420 days to observe the impact of rainfall on the pore-water pressure changes and runoff generation. Analyses of the hydrologic data indicate that only about 37% of the annual rainfall events are capable of producing runoff, and a threshold rainfall of about 10 mm is required to produce runoff. The seasonal distribution of pore-water pressures showed that the slopes experience high matric suctions during dry periods that are comparable to matric suctions observed in other tropical climates, and positive pore-water pressures during wet periods, that are higher than in other geographic locations. A high correlation between the increase in pore-water pressure and the daily rainfall may provide a convenient estimate of the increase in pore-water pressure due to the daily rainfall. The variability of hillslope hydrologic responses from storm to storm is distinctive when compared with previous results at other geographic locations.
Subject: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Geotechnical.
Type: Journal Article
Series/ Journal Title: Journal of hydrologic engineering
School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rights: © 2003 ASCE
Version: Accepted version

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