Hydraulic gradient

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Function of the difference in hydraulic heads between two points (UN 1992).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

The slope of a water table or potentiometric surface. More specifically, change in the hydraulic head per unit of distance in the direction of the maximum rate of decrease (UN 1992).


United Nations (1992) Terminology Bulletin No 344 on Environment and Development

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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