Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Solid Earth, 6, 1157–1167, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1157-2015
Solid Earth, 6, 1157–1167, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1157-2015

Research article 23 Oct 2015

Research article | 23 Oct 2015

Analysis of soil moisture condition under different land uses in the arid region of Horqin sandy land, northern China

C. Y. Niu et al.

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The higher soil moisture content among different land uses was exhibited by the grassland, and followed by cropland, poplar land, inter-dunes and shrub land. The temporal variations of soil moisture in different land uses were not always consistent with the rainfall due to the dry sequence. The infiltration depth exhibited a positive correlation with precipitation under all land uses. This study provided an insight into the implications for land and agricultural water management in this area.