An analytical closed border irrigation model II. Experimental verification Academic Article uri icon


  • A volume balance model for closed-border irrigation, developed in Part I of the paper, was verified with 15 sets of experimental data. Calculated and observed values of advance distances, vertical recession times, impounding distances and horizontal recession times were compared. The average relative error (are) was less than 8% in predicted advance, below 2% in predicted vertical recession, under 5% in predicted horizontal recession, and within 6% for impounding distance. The model is simple, reasonably accurate and easy to apply for modeling the entire closed-border irrigation cycle. 1989.

published proceedings

  • Agricultural Water Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, V. P., & Yu, F. X.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Vijay P||Yu, Fang X

publication date

  • May 1989