The Hydorlogical Cycle (questions)
1. What is the Hydrological cycle?
2. List the basic draingage basin/hydrological cycle and their definitions
The hydrological cycle (answers)
1. Hydrological cycle: the movement of a constant amount of water between the sea, land and atmosphere.
a) Interception - water collected on plants, then moves via stem flow into soil
b) Surface run-off- (if the ground id saturated, wet or hard) water flows overground to stream, river or lake
c) Infiltration - otherwise water filters through the soil and surface layers
d) Through-flow - inflitrated water moves horizontally through soil to river
e) Percolation- water soaks right into bedrock now called groundwater
f) Groundwater flow - percolated water moving along slowly to the river, below water table
g) A mixture of surface run-off, thorugh flow, and groundwater flow feeds the river