The drainage basin hydrological cycle

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  • Created on: 05-09-13 11:59
percolation
the movement of water within a rock (vertical)
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throughflow
the movement of water through the sub-soil (horizontal)
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surface run-off
water flows overland towards a river or sea
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ground-water flow
water flows through sedimentary rocks (horizontal)
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condensation
water vapour > water droplets
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infiltration
passage of water into the soil
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evaporation
liquid water > vapour
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channel fall
water that falls directly into the river channel
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evapotranspiration
the total amount of moisture turned into vapour / evaporation + transpiration
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base flow
the total amount of water in a river before and after a storm
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surface storage
lakes, glaciers, rivers and oceans
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interception
(process where)plants prevent water from reaching the soil
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precipitation
water (of any form) that falls into the atmosphere
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transpiration
(process where) water is lost from the stomata in leaves in plants
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stemflow
water runs down the stems in plants and trees
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throughfall
(process where) water drips off leaves in storms
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Card 2

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the movement of water through the sub-soil (horizontal)

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throughflow

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water flows overland towards a river or sea

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Card 4

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water flows through sedimentary rocks (horizontal)

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Card 5

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water vapour > water droplets

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