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How to operationalize the metric
Method of data collection and data needed to compute the method:
The time it takes for water to absorb into the soil is the infiltration rate. If more water infiltrates into the soil there is less runoff and potentially more water stored in the soil for use by plants. Soil texture is an important factor in the infiltration rate and in how much water is stored in the soil. Comparisons will therefore need to be made on soils of similar texture and depth.
Unit of analysis:
Limitations regarding estimating and interpreting: