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Understanding Earth Chapter 17: The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater Fifth Edition
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Hydrology-- is the study of movements and character of  water on and under the Earth’s surface. On the Earth, there is enough water to completely cover  the United States with a 145 km-deep ocean. Only 4% of global water is fresh
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Concepts you should know well… Reservoirs Orographic Rainfall Porosity and Groundwater Groundwater Table- saturated and unsaturated zone Recharge Zone Aquifer// Confined Cone of Depression Over-pumping Karst Topography and Sinkholes
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The total amount of water on Earth is relatively constant  with time.  None is lost to outer space Water is in constant motion between different reservoirs  (“area of storage// storage tanks”) The Amazon carries ___     the world’s run-off
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course GEOLOGY 1001 taught by Professor Danielkelley during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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