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Stem flow

Intercepted precipitation which runs down the stems of plants to reach the ground

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Groundwater

Store of water held beneath water table

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Throughflow

Downslope of water within the soil

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Percolation

Vertical movement of water in zone of unsaturated soil

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Transpiration

Loss of water from leaves of plants

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Field capacity

Maximum amount of water the soil can absorb, it becomes saturated

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Water table

Separates saturated and unsaturated rock (higher in winter)

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Water balance

Balance between inputs and outputs in a drainage basin

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Standard deviation

More reliable measure of dispersion

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Infiltration capacity

Maximum rate at which infiltration can take place

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Antecedent

Previous content effects current value

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Hydrograph

Continuous record of fluctuating streamflow

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Regime

Pattern of a river's flow over a period of time

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Water table

Upper level of groundwater