15. groundwater_06

15. groundwater_06 - OBJECTIVES FOR GROUNDWATER 1) What is...

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OBJECTIVES FOR GROUNDWATER 1) What is the largest reservoir of fresh water and what is the largest reservoir of useable fresh water? Ice sheets and glaciers. 2) Know the definitions of the following terms: groundwater, porosity, permeability, zone of aeration, water table, zone of saturation, infiltration, aquifer, aquiclude. Groundwater - Water in the zone of saturation. Porosity - The space between solid particles of soil or rock that can be filled by fluids. Permeability – The ease with which fluids can pass through a body of soil or rock. Infiltration - The movement of water from the surface to the ground. Aquifer - A body of soil or rock that can hold a useable amount of water. Aquiclude - A body of soil or rock that blocks the flow of water. 3) Know how groundwater flows around a stream. 4) Know the difference between zones of recharge and discharge, and similarly the difference between gaining streams and loosing streams. 5)
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course EBGN 101 taught by Professor Any during the Fall '07 term at Mines.

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15. groundwater_06 - OBJECTIVES FOR GROUNDWATER 1) What is...

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