Flashcards in Section 1 - Rivers (The Hydrological Cycle) Deck (16):
Name the 4 types of water storage
What is infiltration?
When water soaks into the soil
What is percolation?
When water moves vertically down through soil and rock
What is through flow?
When water in the soil flows downhill
What is ground water flow?
When water in the rock flows downhill
What is surface runoff?
When water flows overground
What is channel flow?
The flow of water in a river
What is channel storage?
When water is held in a river
What is groundwater storage?
When water is stored underground in soil and rock
What is an aquifer?
A rock that stores water
What is interception storage?
When water (precipitation) lands on things and doesn't hit the ground, ex. trees
What is storage surface?
When water is held in things like lakes, reservoirs and puddles
How does water leave the cycle?
Combined is evapotranspiration
How does water enter the cycle?
Precipitation (wind moves the evaporation inland to form a cloud and the water condenses to form rain)
Name the 3 areas in the hydro cycle