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by: Carolyn Kuhn


Carolyn Kuhn
Texas A&M
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Anthony Cahill

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Date Created: 10/21/15
CVEN 463 Engineering Hydrology Potential Closed book uestions for Exam 1 Give complete and intelligible de nitions for the following Precipitation Evaporation Transpiration Evapotranspiration In ltration Exfiltration Deposition Condensation Sublimation Hydrologic Cycle Watershed Aquifer Outlet Divide Drainage Path Coriolis Effect Tropopause Hadley Cell Ferrell Cell Mixing Ratio Saturated Mixing Ratio Vapor Pressure Saturated VP Relative Humidity Latent Heat Hyetograph Recording Gage Pyranometer Class A Pan Potential Evaporation Interception Porosity Depression Storage Reference Crop Remote Sensing LCL Dew Point Temp Potential Temperature Equivalent Potential Temperature Tensiometer What are the three defining characteristics of a watershed Are the boundaries of surface watersheds and aquifers always contiguous Given a map of the globe draw the major global air circulation cells and the surface winds caused by the Greenhouse and Coriolis Effects Include important lines of latitude Given a map of the globe draw the major ocean currents Mark which are warm and which are cold currents Explain how ocean currents work to keep the western edge of continents cool and the eastern edge warm What are the three basic precipitation mechanisms Explain how each of them works Include appropriate diagrams Name instruments used to measure the following quantities and explain how each worls Rainfall depth Rainfall rate Evaporation Solar radiation How can rainfall be measured remotely Explain the basic operation of the method and give some weaknesses of the method Do Class A Pans tend to over or under estimate true evaporation Why Explain the concept of Return Period If a storm is referred to as a 10 year 15minute storm what is meant by this description Sketch the hydrologic cycle and label the location and movement of water What is the effect of wind speed on evaporation rate How does evapotranspiration vary with crop height What are apropriate units for the following quantities Rainfall rate Evaporation rate In ltration rate Annual river discharge volume What is an acrefoot Why is the Penman equation sometimes referred to as a combination equation Explain how the Penman Monteith equation diifers from the Penman equation Specify what input parameters the Penman Montieth includes that separate it from the Penman Li ing of air above the LCL is Adiabatic or Pseudo adiabatic From what government agency could you obtain temperature rainfall and evaporation measurements for long periods of record e g 50 years Explain why the Normal Gaussian PDF is not very applicable to rainfall and stream ow data Name a PDF that would be more applicable What are maximum and minimum possible in ltration rates according to the Green Ampt and Horton in ltration models Is Probable Maximum Precipitation likely to be greater than less than or equal to the 500 Year Storm Precipitation Can plants stop transpiration from their leaf stomata Explain your answer De ne the following soil moisture quantities tell which are synonymous and rank them by magnitude from highest to lowest porosity drained upper limit wilting point eld capacity lower limit saturation limit Why do soils with high clay content hold water better than sandy soils Draw a schematic of Darcy s experiments on ow through saturated media State Darcy s Law


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