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Week 3/3/2016 notes

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Week 3/3/2016 notes GEOG201

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Hello, I hope you all did well on the first exam! Here's the first set of notes after exam 1. I hope that you can stay on top of class materials and will not have to cram when the second exams com...
Geography of Environmental Systems
Keith Yearwood
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Trang Le on Friday March 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG201 at University of Maryland taught by Keith Yearwood in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 88 views. For similar materials see Geography of Environmental Systems in Geography at University of Maryland.


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Date Created: 03/04/16
3/3/2016 RUNNING WATER  97.2% ocean water.  2.15% glaciers and ice  When precipitation occur: Some soak into the ground (infiltration) to  eventually streams and oceans. Some stays on surface as run off (overland  flow). Some evaporates (water vapor). Some absorbed by plants and return  to the atmosphere (this and evaporation combine is called  Evapotranspiration). LANDFORM MADE BY RUNNING WATER  Providence Canyon (150 ft) is the result of poor farming practice that led to  severe soil erosion.  Sheet erosion: removal of land in uniform layers by overland flow. (Think:  remove bed sheets to make your bed). Therefore, flowing water is the agent  who does this. Occurs when land is disturbed by agricultural practice.   This process is accelerated if there’re steeper slopes. Soil will become  thinner (not easily noticed at 1 )  Rill erosion (formation of tiny channels): occurs on steep slopes – evidence  from grooves in land caused by action of water.   Many tiny channels in land are scoured and these are sometimes provided by row plowing or row planting (this is NOT uniform).   Gully erosion: these are enlarged rills!  Occurs when concentrated flow of water scouring along flow routes cause  sharp sided entrenched channels deeper than 0.5m.  When a rill is so large that a motor vehicle can’t drive over it, it is called a  gully. This is very destructive and normally can’t be fixed. STREAMS AND RIVERS 1. Stream flow:  Notice: overland flow is defined as water that flows over land but NOT in  stream.  Stream: a long, narrow body of flowing water that occupies a trench like  depression or channel. It can be small or large! Water moves under the force  of gravity.  Drainage basin or catchment area: drained by a stream or a body of water.   Stream discharge: this flows at a given location. This is described as the  volume of water passes through a section of river for a specified time.  (Amount = cubic feet/meters; time = seconds or minutes)  Example: Amazon River has 4.2 million cubic feet/second stream discharge  at a place in it.  Flash flood: occurs in stream that has small drainage basin with steep slope  and a shirt lag time, and where stream rises very quickly to a high level. This is shown by a wall of turbulent water that’s able to move large objects like  cars, big branches etc.   *Some images to help you visualize:  Stream discharge: Rill erosion: Gully erosion:


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