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Stream Discharge
Discharge= channel width X depth X stream velocity
Q=WDV
Water Balence Equation
PRECIP= ACTET+ SURPL +/- change in storage
Precipitation
rain, sheet, snow, hail.
-78% falls on ocean
-22% falls on land
Evaporation
net movement of free H20 molecules away from wet surface into air less saturated
Transpiration
cooling mechanisms in plants
POTET
potential evapotranspiration.
amt of h20 that would evaporate and transpire under optium moisture conditions
Overland flow
combines with precip and group water flows into rivers to total runoff
Hygroscopic h20
inaccessable to plants
wilting point
when all that remains is hygroscopic h20, plants wilt and die.
Capillary h20
generally acessible to plants, held againts gravity.
field compacity
storage compacity, amt of avaible h20 remaining for plants
porosity
pore space
permeability
property of soil that determines the rate of soil- moisture recharge
alluvium
general term for fragments deposited by h20
bed load
coarser materials that are draged or pushed along streambed
Braided stream
excess sediment, a stream becomes a maze of interconnected channels
Meandering Stream
weaves down surface,
Cutbank
steep bank
Point bar
slowest velocity, deposition
Exotic stream
discharge decreases w. distance
-nile, colorado river