AS Geography - River terms

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AS Geography - River terms
1 Stores
1.1 Interception: Prevention of rain reaching the ground by plants
1.2 Surface Storage: Total volume of water held on the earth's surface in lakes, ponds and puddles
1.3 Soil Storage: Water held within the soil
1.4 Groundwater Storage: Storage of water underground in permeable rock strata (aquifer)
1.5 Vegetation Storage: Water being held within or on vegetation
1.6 Channel Storage: Water being held within a river
2 Transfers
2.1 Leaf Drip: The precipitation that falls to the ground from leaves after interception
2.2 Infiltration: Gravity flow of water within the soil
2.3 Through Fall: Precipitation falling through the plant canopy
2.4 Percolation: Downward movement of water into the soil
2.5 Surface Runoff: Movement of water over the surface - usually when the ground is frozen or saturated
2.6 Through Flow: Movement of water downslope within soil layer
2.7 Base Flow: The deeper movement of water through the underlying rock
2.8 Stem flow: Rainfall reaching the ground by daring down stems of vegetation
3 Inputs
3.1 Precipitation: Any moisture reaching the earth's suface
4 Outputs
4.1 Evapotranspiration: The loss of water from a drainage basin into the atmosphere from vegetation
4.2 River runoff: Water running within a river until it reaches the sea
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