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12_Hydrologic_Cycle[2] - Hydrologic Cycle and Running Water...

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1 Hydrologic Cycle and Running Water http://www.sciencecourseware.org/VirtualE arthquake/VQuakeExecute.html Virtual Earthquake TRY THE JAPAN REGION
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2 Hansen et al., 2005 Science
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3 comparing eruptions by amount of material material ejected (km 3 ) Katmai (AK Mt St Hansen et al., 2005 Science Krakatoa Tambora Agung Katmai (AK) Mt St Helens/ Chichón Pinatubo
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4 Earth’s Water Budget
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5 Surface water - streams • Running water is the major agent of erosion and deposition • Stream networks dominate the Earth’s surface – Humid as well as arid environments Humid as well as arid environments • Most significant landform • Critical to Society – Historical uses; modern uses – Transportation, Power, Manufacturing, Agriculture, water supply, etc. What is a Stream? • A river or stream is any body of water that is flowing downhill in a well defined channel River systems consist of a main channe • River systems consist of a main channel and all its tributaries • Streams ultimately discharge into a basin at the MOUTH • Streams can be Perennial or Intermittent
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6 Alluvial process • Stream processes are called ALLUVIAL • Material deposited by stream is called ALLUVIUM How do streams form? • During rain storms, some water
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2008 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Kendall during the Spring '07 term at Clemson.

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