Key Terms

HideShow resource information
Define Interception
when some precipitation lands of vegetation and other strucutres before it reaches the soil. Creates a significant store of water in wooded areas. It is only temporary - water evaporates quick
1 of 14
Define Vegetation Storage
water taken by plants
2 of 14
Define surface storage
Water in puddles ponds and lakes
3 of 14
Define Groundwater storage
water stored in either soil or rock
4 of 14
Define Channel storage
water held in channel
5 of 14
Define Surface runoff
water flowing overland
6 of 14
Deifne throughfall
Water dripping from one leaf to another
7 of 14
Define Stemflow
Water running down plant steam or tree
8 of 14
Define throughflow
water moving slowly downhill through soil
9 of 14
Define Infiltration
water soaking into soil
10 of 14
Define Percolation
Water seeping down through soil into water table
11 of 14
Groundwater flow
Water flowing slowly below watertable through permaeble rock
12 of 14
Baseflow
Groundwater flow that feeds into river through banks
13 of 14
Interflow
water flowing downhilll through rock
14 of 14

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Define Vegetation Storage

Back

water taken by plants

Card 3

Front

Define surface storage

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Define Groundwater storage

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Define Channel storage

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Rivers and fluvial processes resources »