Hydrological System

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  • Created on: 23-02-14 13:52
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  • Hydrological System
    • Drainage basin
      • Catchment area which provides the river with water
    • Watershed
      • The boundary between different drainage basins
    • Inputs
      • Precipitation
      • Energy for evaporation
    • Outputs
      • Evapotranspiration
      • Runoff into sea
      • Percolation
        • Water from soil into rocks
    • Stores
      • Rivers
      • Lakes
      • Vegetation
    • Transfers of water
      • Stemflow
        • Water that runs down stems, branches of plants
      • Infiltration
        • Water soaks into soil
      • Throughflow
        • Movement of water through soil
      • Groundwater flow
        • Movement of water below water table
      • Throughfall
        • Moves down-slope through sub-soil
    • Water balance/budget
      • The balance between inputs and outputs
    • Water table
      • Upper level of saturated ground
  • Rivers

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