HYDROSPHERE

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Geography (Biophysical Interactions) Mind Map on HYDROSPHERE, created by ChelseaMeg on 06/07/2013.

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HYDROSPHERE
1 NATURE
1.1 The interconnected system of water storage in the atmosphere and lithosphere
1.2 Includes clouds, oceans, seas, ice caps, glaciers, lakes, rivers, underground water supplies and atmospheric water vapours
2 PROCESSES
2.1 Global Water Budget
2.1.1 The total amount of water available in an area: its inflows and outflows
2.1.2 Drought and floods result in variation
2.1.2.1 Floods
2.1.2.1.1 Slow-onset, rapid-onset and flash floods
2.1.2.1.2 A river floods when its discharge is greater than the capacity of the channel
2.1.2.2 Drought
2.1.2.2.1 Prolonged periods of below-average rainfall
2.1.2.2.2 Contribute to land degredation, inhibit growth of vegetation
2.2 The Hydrological Cycle
2.2.1 Evaporation > Transpiration > Condensation > Precipitation > Infiltration
2.2.2 No water is added and none is taken away (closed system)
2.2.2.1 What changes is its form, location and distribution
3 HUMAN INTERACTIONS
3.1 IMPACTS OF HUMAN INTERACTIONS
3.2 SOLUTIONS
3.3 Domestic
3.3.1 -Home / private use -Drinking, pools, showering
3.4 Agricultural
3.4.1 -Watering crops (irrigation)
3.5 Industrial
3.5.1 -Heating, cooling and cleaning -Power generation -Manufacturing (mining/factories)
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