GEOL_108_Chpt_12_Notes

GEOL_108_Chpt_12_Notes - Chapter 12 Notes Key Words Water...

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Chapter 12 Notes Key Words Water Cycle – aka the hydrolic cycle, involves the movement of water from oceans, lakes, and the atmosphere Drainage Basin – an area of land that contributes water to a particular stream or river Vadose Zone – aka the unsaturated zone, includes the Earth material above the water table Water Table – the boundary between the two zones Aquifer – earth material capable of supplying groundwater at a useful rate from a well Karst Topography - regions of the U.S where 25% of the surface land area is underlain by limestone Water Management – a new philosophy that states that surface water and groundwater are both subject to a natural flux Notes - The major processes are evaporation, precipitation, transpiration, surface runoff, and subsurface groundwater flow - There is a balance between total evaporation and precipitation - The number and size of the suspended particles moved by surface waters depend on the volume and depth of the water as well as the velocity of
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