Test #4

34 Questions  I  By SMP0113 on April 17, 2012
Ground Water Running Water Glaciers Wind Shoreline Processes

  

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1.  The release of water vapor into the atmosphere by plants is called
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2.  Which of the following does not influence stream velocity?
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3.  At a bend in a river, the main erosion is
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4.  At a bend in a river, the main erosion is 
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5.  A river originates 800 meters above sea level and travels 800 kilometers to the ocean. What is the average gradient in meters per kilometers?
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6.  The continuous movement of water from the oceans to the atmosphere, from the atmosphere to the land, and from the land to sea is known as
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7.  What is the driving force/mechanism behind this cycle? (hydrologic cycle)
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8.  The rate at which surface material absorb water is called
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9.  Which of these factors influence this (infiltration capacity)
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10.  The kind of energy that flood water behind sand bags possess is called
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11.  What causes material to be either a suspended load or a bed load?
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12.  (look at test) Which of the three river channels would more than likely have the fastest velocities if all other characteristics are in equilibrium?
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13.  The total volume of water moving past a particular point within a given amount of time is called
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14.  As a stream's discharge increases
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15.  Calculate the following streams discharge? Velocity= 5 meters per second Depth= 2 meters Width= 5 meters
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16.  The most common river channel drainage pattern and the one that resembles a tree branch is called
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17.  (look at test) Which of these figures has a higher porosity?
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18.  The boundary between the zone of aeration and zone of saturation is the 
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19.  When water is pumped from a well, a depression is often produced in the water table. Such a depression is a(n)
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20.  Well sorted and well rounded sands and gravel have a 
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21.  Starkville, MS is located in what hemispheres?
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22.  Water will move
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23.  A condition that is necessary for an ice mass to be classified as a glacier
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24.  Glaciers can cause heavy
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25.  Of the two types of glaciers which type covers the most area?
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26.  Which of the following are glacial erosion and transport methods?
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27.  Is wind or water more capable of carrying sand as a suspended load?
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28.  The removal of loose surface sediment by wind that leaves shallow depressions is called 
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29.  Of the two types of wind deposits which are deposited over large areas downwind from source
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30.  What type of weather is in deserts?
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31.  What is the most important erosional agent in a desert?
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32.  (Look at test) Where on this figure would the stream/river velocity be the fastest?
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33.  The surface of the oceans rise and fall daily in response to gravitational attraction of the moon and sun. What do we call the rise and fall tides?
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34.  If you want your local beach to contain the same amount of sand and look the same each year, you would want a _____ nearshore sediment budget. 
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