Rivers

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  • Created on: 10-04-16 11:54

1. What is precipitation?

  • Water that reaches the surface of the earth but does not infiltrate the soil
  • Process where water seeps into the ground
  • Water being released from clouds as rain, snow, sleet or hail
  • When water molecules rise into the atmosphere as vapour
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2. What is evapotranspiration?

  • the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and other surfaces and by transpiration from plants.
  • where water vapour changes to a liquid
  • where the sea is evaporated into the sky
  • When leaves release water into the atmosphere

3. What is the Channel network?

  • the route rivers flow
  • the boundary of a drainage basin where there is a higher area of land, that separates one drainage basin from another
  • a connection of channels that make up the drainage basin
  • a boggy spring

4. What is stem flow?

  • When stems use water to photosynthesise
  • where stems absorb water and release it into the atmosphere
  • where water flows along the stems of plants and into the ground
  • When stems store flowing water

5. What is over land flow?

  • where the water goes up through the plants and is released into the air through the leaves
  • this happens when either the soil is impermeable or saturated and the water flows over the top of it
  • water in any form that comes from the clouds (e.g. - snow, rain, sleet, hail)
  • slow movement of water through the ground

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