Unformatted text preview: c) What is the primary role that ocean currents play in the global heat cycle (1pt)? 5. a) What is meant by the term ‘water table’ (1pt)? b) Is groundwater a renewable resource (1pt)? c) You are very careful about not wasting water. Unfortunately, you have a very lousy neighbor who is always pumping water out of his well to wash the car, do the laundry, water the lawn, etc. One day, you notice that the water you pump out of your well is salty. What happened? What is this phenomenon called? Who do you blame for this injustice (2pts)? d) Name two other problems that arise from depletion of groundwater resources (1pt). a) The meander shown is geologically long-lived and will exist for thousands of years. True or false? b) What is the feature at the location labeled A? c) If a cutoff were to form across the neck (from X to Y), what new feature would be created? d) Would you expect to see a lot of rapids and waterfalls along this length of stream? Yes or no?...
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- Winter '10
- stream, Sediment, sediment load, global heat cycle, term ‘water table