The Drainage basin hydrological cycle

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Describe ways in how water reaches river channel
There are 3 routes: Rapid route = precipitation - channel flow. Moderate route = precipitation - interception - leaf drip - OLF - channel flow. Slow route = precipitation - interception - leaf drip - infiltration - percolation - GWF - TF - river
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What is the Drainage basin hydrological cycle
Area of land drained by river and tributaries. Looks at movement within a drainage basin. An OPEN SYSTEM as external inputs/outputs
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What are positive Feedback loops
occur when changes in outputs/inputs = knock on effect taking system away from equilibrium. E.g. rapid run-off = high channel flow = high channel run-off
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When do feedback loops occur
Occur when changes in inputs/outputs = DBHC unbalanced
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what are negetive feedback loops
they occur when changes in inputs/outputs are met with changes to redress the balance. E.g. high evaporation = condensation = precipitation
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what is the water budget
shows balance between inputs/outputs within a drainage basin. it tells us whether there is a surplessor deficit of moisture in drainage basin or if it is in equilibrium
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what is transpiration
is when water is drawn through the roots of vegetation to the stomata of leaves and then transpired into atmosphere when heating by solar radiation is suffucient
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what is evapotranspiration
combination of evaporation and transpiration. change in all water on plant sufaces from liquid to gas
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What is the Drainage basin hydrological cycle

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Area of land drained by river and tributaries. Looks at movement within a drainage basin. An OPEN SYSTEM as external inputs/outputs

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What are positive Feedback loops

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When do feedback loops occur

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