Hydrology

Hydrology - Hydrology is the science that treats the waters...

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Hydrology is the science that treats the waters of the Earth, their occurrence, circulation and distribution, their chemical and physical properties, and their reaction with the environment, including the relation to living things. Hydrologic cycle is the central focus of hydrology. Water evaporates from the oceans and land surfaces to become water vapor that is carried over the earth by atmospheric circulation. The water vapor condenses and precipitation on the land and oceans. The precipitated water may become subsurface flow and discharge as surface runoff. A working medium enters the system as input, interacts with the structure and other media, and leaves as output. The most common working media are water, air and heat energy. Three subsystems: the atmospheric water system, the surface water system and the subsurface water system. A drainage basin is an extent of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean. The
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2009 for the course CIE 338 taught by Professor L during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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Hydrology - Hydrology is the science that treats the waters...

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