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Unformatted text preview: Exam 1: Be prepared: Bring a pencil, eraser and calculator. You are allowed to bring a sheet of equations but with no actual words on the sheet. No class notes are allowed! Know the water budget equation What terms go into the water budget equation Remember that the equation is solved over some time interval (day, month, year, etc.) Be able to solve a water budget equation What does it mean if the change in storage term is zero, positive, or negative? Be able to multiply rainfall or ET values over an area to obtain volumes. Be able to convert length, area, volumes between metric and English units (although I will provide conversion factors if needed). Be able to describe how water flows throughout a watershed – know the watershed process terms. How much does it typically rain in Miami? How is it distributed about the year? How do we measure rainfall in a location? Which methods? How do we calculate the effective depth of precipitation or a mean precipitation over a watershed? What are typical ET values for Miami? How is it distributed about the year? What is the driver for the timing of ET in Miami throughout the year? What is the difference between Potential and Actual ET? Name three ways that actual ET is measured. What is infiltration capacity? What is Horton Overland Flow? How does it occur? Be able to draw a typical hydrograph of stream discharge in response to a rain event and label all of the features on the hydrograph. What is the Rational Equation and what are its assumptions? Draw a velocity profile of a stream and indicate where are the fastest, slowest, and average flow rates. What is stream discharge? How is stream discharge measured? What is a stage‐discharge rating curve? How would you measure stream discharge in a canal in south Florida? What is Manning’s n and what is it used for? Review the terms of groundwater‐surface water interactions. Be able to draw cross sections of groundwater‐surface water interactions. What are the methods we use to estimate groundwater‐surface water interactions. ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course GLY 4822 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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