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Hydrological Cycle & Drainage Basins
This set contains the key terms associated with the hydrological cycle and drainage basins that you should be familiar with.
Terms in this set (24)
The area drained by a river and its tributaries. A drainage basin is considered to be an open system because water can be added or lost from a drainage basin.
The beginning of a river. A river may have multiple sources. The source of a river is normally found in upland mountainous areas.
The end of a river. A river may end in a lake, but more normally in the sea.
A small river that flows into a larger river.
Where two rivers meet
The border between two drainage basins
The physical confines of the river, encompassing two banks and a bed.
The sides of a river channel. A river channel has two banks
The bottom of a river channel.
When water travels from unsaturated ground into saturated ground.
The movement of water through saturated ground.
Liquid water from surface stores and rivers turning into water vapour (gas).
The movement of water through unsaturated ground
When an object (building, tree) stops precipitation reaching the ground beneath
Water that is travelling in rivers or streams.
Any water that is held on the surface of the earth e.g. lake or pond. Some surface stores like puddles may only be temporary.
Liquid water evaporating from vegetation.
Surface Run-off (overland flow)
When water travels across the surface of the earth.
Eventually most rivers enter the sea and discharge the river's flow into the sea.
When intercepted water then travels down the branches and trunks of vegetation.
When water travels from the surface of the earth into the ground beneath.
Water that is stored in saturated ground.
Any moisture that falls from the sky e.g. rain or snow.
The evaporation of water from soil plus the transpiration of water from plants.
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