Hydrology Reviewer Quiz For Finals

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  • 1. 
    It is the process by which water is transformed into water vapor.
  • 2. 
    It is based on the hydrologic continuity equation.
  • 3. 
    The most difficult factor to evaluate since it must be estimated indirectly from measurements of groundwater levels, permeability, and other G.W. soil parameters.
  • 4. 
    Based primarily on the concept of turbulent transfer of water vapor from a water surface to the atmosphere.
  • 5. 
    The most accurate and complex method for determining evaporation.  
  • 6. 
    Simultaneous solution of mass transfer and energy budget method to eliminate the need for water or soil surface temperature observations.  
  • 7. 
    Combined Method is also called?
  • 8. 
    Most widely used method for evaporation measurement.
  • 9. 
    It is the ratio of annual lake-to-pan evaporation.
  • 10. 
    Pan coefficient ranges from 0.64 to 0.81 and averages _____.
  • 11. 
    The diameter (in feet) of the pan used in pan evaporation.
  • 12. 
    The depth (in inches) of the pan used in pan evaporation.
  • 13. 
    The pan used in pan evaporation is mounted __ inches above ground.
  • 14. 
    Give one of the three types of exposures employed for pan installations.
  • 15. 
    Constitutes an important phase of the hydrological cycle since it is the principal mechanism by the precipitation falling on land areas is returned to the atmosphere.
  • 16. 
    Desert species which have fewer stomata per unit area and transpire little water.
  • 17. 
    Have root systems reaching the water table and transpire at large rates independent of moisture content in the zone of aeration.  
  • 18. 
    Plants at temperate zones.
  • 19. 
    Aquatic plants.
  • 20. 
    It is  large vessel filled with soil in which one or more plants are rooted.
  • 21. 
    It is the combined loss of water vapor from the surface of plants and the evaporation of moisture from soil.
  • 22. 
    It is defined as the water loss which will occur if there is no deficiency in water any time in the soil for the use of vegetation.  
  • 23. 
    It is the moisture content of the soil above which water will be drained by gravity.
  • 24. 
    It is the soil moisture content below which plants cannot extract further water.
  • 25. 
    Movement of water into the soil under gravity and capillary forces.  
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