Typical Porosity Values for Various Soil Types

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Notation and Units

Metric and Imperial Units

The above values have been provided with both imperial and metric units. As with all calculations care must be taken to keep consistent units throughout. A guide to Soil Types has been provided by StructX and additional information has been provided below.

Additional Resources

  1. D.G. Taroboton. Rainfall-Runoff Processes. Utah, USA. 2003. Woorkbook, Print.
  2. Geotechdata. (2013, November 8). Soil porosity. Retrieved from https://www.geotechdata.info/parameter/soil-porosity.html
  3. J.P. Gibb, M.J. Barcelona, J.D. Ritchey, M.H. LeFaivre. Effective Porosity of Geologic Materials. 1984. Champaign, Illinois. Print.
  4. University of Wisconsin. (n.d.). Soil physical properties. (PDF PowerPoint file). Retrieved from https://soils.wisc.edu/extension/shortcourse/intro/Lecture2.pdf