Lecture 7.1 02/27/2014
1. Where does the water come from?
2. Where does sediment come from?
3. How do streams pick up sediment?
4. How do streams transport sediment
Important because the cycle shapes and produces rivers, mountains, valleys
Surface runoff from rain and snow runs down the Mountain creating surface runoff (slide 7)
Drainage basins is where water comes form and is distributed by.
Water discharge Qw = Volume of water/time = m^3/S (Slide 10)
Qw= U x A
U = velocity of water, A = area of the cross section