Geog Study Guide V

Geog Study Guide V - V. Hydrologic Processes *CONCEPT:...

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V. Hydrologic Processes
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Hydrologic Cycle (HC) Description A simplified model of the flow of water, ice, and water vapor from place to place. Water flows through the atmosphere, across the land, where it is also stored as ice, and within groundwater. Solar energy empowers the cycle. Total plan of movement, exchange, and storage of the Earth's free water in gaseous, liquid, and solid states. We can write Mass Balance Equations to represent the Flows of Water. Consider water flowing into and out of any arbitrarily chosen volume near to the Earth Surface. It will always be true that: INPUT - OUTPUT = CHANGE IN STORAGE ( I - O = Delta S ) ***CONCEPT: Hydrologic Mass Balance Description A condition representing the fact that Mass (Matter) cannot be destroyed or created in any process (outside of Relativistic Physics). **CONCEPT: Equilibrium Hydrologic Mass Balance **CONCEPT: Spatio-Temporal Scale **CONCEPT: Hydrologic Reservoir **CONCEPT: Hydrologic Flow **CONCEPT: Precipitation *CONCEPT: Interception *CONCEPT:
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