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Unformatted text preview: Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater M. L. Sinibaldi/Stock Market Distribution of H 2 O on Earth The Hydrologic Cycle Describes the motion of water through the environment Driven by solar heat ocean water evaporates wind carries moist air over land topography can force moist air to higher altitudes as air rises, it cools, water condenses to form clouds and then precipitate as rain or snow rain that falls on the land can evaporate back into the atmosphere be taken up by plants, which also return water to the atmosphere called transpiration (ET) flow over the ground, enter streams and rivers, and ultimately be returned to the sea; called surface runoff (RO) soak into the ground, where it becomes groundwater (I) P = RO + I + ET P = PRECIPITATION RO = RUN OFF ( ALL SURFACE FLOW ) I = INFILTRATION (GROUNDWATER) ET = EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION Assignment: L-10, cd- EP/B & D Hydrologic Cycle The Hydrologic Cycle The Hydrologic Cycle in Hawaii windward leeward What is Ground Water? Water occupying the voids (or pores ) in the rock below the level of the soil This is where rock is saturated in water Water can also move through the rocks if it is permeable Porosity The proportion of a body of rock that consists of pore spaces (voids) can result from spaces between grains can also result from fractures in the rock can result from the structure of the rock itself clinker zones in aa lava flows lava tubes in pahoehoe flows Well sorted sediments, high porosity Poorly sorted sediments, low porosity Porosity reduced by cementation Permeability...
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