Skip to main content
Select Source:

soil-water zone

soil-water zone (unsaturated zone, vadose zone) The zone between the ground surface and the water-table. Water is able to pass through this zone to reach the water-table, but while in the zone it is not given up readily to wells because it is held by soil or rock particles and capillary forces. See GROUNDWATER.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 22 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 22, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/soil-water-zone

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved November 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/soil-water-zone

soil-water zone

soil-water zone(unsaturated zone, vadose zone) The zone between the ground surface and the water-table. Water is able to pass through this zone to reach the water-table, but while in the zone it is not given up readily to wells because it is held by soil or rock particles and capillary forces. See groundwater.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 22 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 22, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/soil-water-zone-0

"soil-water zone." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved November 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/soil-water-zone-0