Sp11_rivers

Sp11_rivers - Rivers and Floods TheWaterCycle...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–15. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Rivers and Floods
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Water Cycle Remember – Water is conserved!
Background image of page 2
Reservoirs Residence time  correlates to  reservoir size
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Moving Water Precipitation reaches the surface  Infiltrate Controls:  Prior wetted condition  Topography  Overland Flow  Sheet Flow  Channel Flow
Background image of page 4
Fig. 17.03 abc W. W. Norton
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Fig. 17.03 d Stephen Marshak Headward erosion
Background image of page 6
Drainage Drainage Basins –  area that contributes to  stream Divides –  basins separated by divides
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Fig. 17.06 W. W. Norton Where does the rain go?
Background image of page 8
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Drainage Drainage Patterns  Dendritic  Radial  Rectangular  Trellis
Background image of page 10
Background image of page 11

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 12
Channel Flow Channels  – clearly defined passageways Factors affecting  channel: Discharge  – volume of  water per unit of time Gradient  – slope Load  – amount of carried  sediment All three interact to form a unique channel profile
Background image of page 13

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Channels
Background image of page 14
Image of page 15
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 44

Sp11_rivers - Rivers and Floods TheWaterCycle...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 15. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online