Physical Geography


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Hydrolocial cycle
DOWN- Precipitation, interception, throughfall stemflow, surface storage, infiltration, soil water storage, percolation, groundwater storage. ACROSS- surface runoff (comes off surface...
Storm hydrograph
features- lag time, peak discharge, rising limb and falling limb. Factors effecting- antecedant moisture, rock type, soil type, vegetation, precipitation, temperature.
River Erosion
Headward erosion at source. Vertical erosion near upper stages of river. Lateral erosion at middle and lower. Caused by hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition, cavitation, corrosion.
Solution, suspension, salation, traction
Causes and Impacts of Floods (Case Study)
Carlisle, Cumbria, 2005 drainage basin of river eden is very large. PF-200mm of rain on 6th january in 1 night.. Rain fell on saturated ground. 1500 cumecs peak discharge. HF- built...
Soft Engineering flood management case study
Abingdon in South East England built on flood plains of the river thames and river Ock. 1500 properties have a 1% chance of flooding each year. July 2007 flash floods, thames...

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