drainage basins

revision of the drainage basins

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  • Created by: Emma
  • Created on: 20-04-10 15:09

interception storage

Storage

precipitation that is trapped/ temporarily stored on vegetation.


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Throughfall

Transfer

Precipitation that drips from vegetation to the ground

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Stemflow

Transfer

precipitation that flows down the stem of a plant to the ground

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Surface storage

Storage

precipitation lying on the ground

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overland flow

Transfer

movement of water over the ground surface to a river

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Transpiration

Output

Evaporation of moisture from the leaves of the plant

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Infiltration

Transfer

The process by which water enters the soil

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Soil water store

Storage

Water stored in the soil


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Vegetation Storage

Storage

water stored in vegetation

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Throughflow

Transfer

Water that flows to the soil to a river

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Percolation

Transfer

process by which water drains to the water table

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Ground water store

storage

water stored i the pore and crevices of the rocks

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Groundwater flow

Transfer

water flowing in groundwater to the river

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channel store

Storage

water stored in rivers

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channel flow

Transfer

water flowing into a river

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River runoff

Output

the total discharge from the river basin

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Comments

Rosie Pearce

could do with more colour!

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