Flashcards in Stores of water - terrestrial Deck (13)
1. surface water
3. soil water
4. biological water
free flowing water of rivers as well as the water of ponds and lakes
act as a store and transfer of water through streams and channels
River percentage of water? (small)
collection of fresh water found in hollows on the land surface - majority are freshwater
areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water with water that is static of flowing where there is a dominance by vegetation
water that collects underground in the pore spaces of rocks
Depth of groundwater?
depth at which soil pore spaces or fractures and voids in rock become completely saturated with water
which is held together with air in unsaturated upper weathered layers of the Earth
What does it affect (soil water)?
weather/climate/run-off potential/flood control/soil erosion/slope failure
What is soil moisture key in controlling?
the exchange of water and heat energy between the land surface and the atmosphere through evaporation and plant transpiration