Flashcards in Hydrological Cycle Deck (16)
What is precipitation?
Any source of Moisture meeting the ground
What is interception?
Water being prevented from reaching f the surface by trees or grass
What is surface storage?
Water held on the ground surface e.g. puddles
What is infiltration?
Water sinking into soil / rock from the ground
What is soil moisture?
Water held in the soil layer
What is percolation?
Water seeping report below the surface
What is ground water?
Water stored in rock
What is transpiration?
Water lost through pores in vegetation
What is evaporation?
Water lost from ground / vegetation surface
What is surface run off?
Water flowing on top of the ground
What is through flow?
Water slowing through the soil layer parallel to the surface
What is ground water flow?
Water flowing through the rock layer parallel to the surface
What is water table?
The current upper level of saturated rock / soil where no more water can be absorbed
What is a permeable surface?
What is an impermeable surface?
Doesn't absorb water