The Hydrological Cycle Key Terms

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Surface run-off
flows over land ( common in arid areas)
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Throughfall
dripping from one leaf to another
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Stemflow
runs down stem or tree trunk
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Throughflow
slowly moving downhill through the soil
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Infiltration
soaks into the soil
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percolation
Water seeping through soil to the water table
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Groundwater flow -
water flowing through permeable rock slowly beneath the surface
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Baseflow
groundwater which feeds into rivers through banks and beds
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Interflow
water that flows downhill through permeable rock above the water table
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Channel flow
( river discharge) flowing in river or stream
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Storage: Interception
temporary storage on vegetation and buildings etc
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Vegetation sotrage
All the water contained in a plant at one time
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Surface Storage
Ponds, lakes etc
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Groundwater Storage
In soil or rocks e.g. porous rocks are called aquifers
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Channel Storage
Water in a river or stream
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dripping from one leaf to another

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Throughfall

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runs down stem or tree trunk

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slowly moving downhill through the soil

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soaks into the soil

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