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2WW3_jan24-lecture4 - Earth Sc 2WW3 Lecture 4: January 24...

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Earth Sc 2WW3 Lecture 4: January 24 Soils and Groundwater
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What is a watershed? Total land area that drains surface water to a common point
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How is a watershed delineated?
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Boundaries of watershed can be identified by locating the lowest point on the map
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Where does rainwater go on land?
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Overland and interflow are affected by human development Impervious barriers in urban environments
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What is a river?
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River Morphology Shape Uplands vs Mouth Meanders Inner edges Outer edges
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Types of Rivers Effluent Influent
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What is Stream Velocity? At higher velocity, larger particles settle out At lower velocity, sediment sorting occurs
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What is River Discharge? Q=A x V
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What is a Floodplain?
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What is soil? Differs from parent material by its: morphology chemistry mineralogy biology
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Soil Horizon: a layer of mineral or organic soil or soil material approximately parallel to the land surface that has characteristics altered by processes of soil formation
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Unploughed forest soil Heavily ploughed soil
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Humus and soil quality
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Types of Soil Water Hygroscopic Gravitational Capillary
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What is irrigation?
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course CS 1B03 taught by Professor Dr.dotler during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.

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