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ESC-1000 - Surface water (Quiz)
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Terms in this set (10)
About ______ percent of all water on Earth is in the oceans
The ______ is the summary of the circulation or movement of water on Earth. Processes include evaporation, _______ (water given off by plants), precipitation, runoff, and ______ (water that soaks into the ground).
hydrologic cycle, transpiration, infiltration
Orange County, Florida receives about _____ inches of rain per year, but ______ inches are lost to evapotranspiration.
A stream is 30 feet wide, and has an average depth of 10 feet. You measure the velocity at 4 feet/second. What is the discharge of the stream?
1,200 cubic feet/second
A _______ is a chart showing stream discharge over time. In general, ________ and discharge increase downstream.
A _______ shows the change in elevation along a stream channel from its headwaters to its mouth. A ______ is a vertical plane through the stream perpendicular to flow.
A _______ stream has a single sinuous channel, whereas a ________ stream has multiple, interweaving channels.
______ is the maximum load that a stream can carry, whereas ______ refers to the largest size particle a stream can carry.
A _______ is the surface area of land that contributes water to a stream. A _______ is an imaginary line separating one basin from an adjacent basin.
The four main types of drainage patterns are _____, _____, _____, and trellis. The drainage pattern is dependent upon the underlying _____.
-dendritic, radial, rectangular
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