[EESB04H3] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 22 pages long Study Guide!

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The science or study of water, particularly concerned with distribution, of water and its circulation over/beneath the surface, and through the atmosphere . Early 19th century: nationwide precipitation networks established in. First real formal recognition of hydrology as science in 1020"s (iugg), 1930"s (agu) Amount in amount out = change in storage. Global water balance (regional) water balance changes depending on where you are. Watershed area that appears to contribute all the water passing through a given cross-section of a stream, based on surface topography. Like: cereal bowl with hole in bottom. Most common regional scale used by hydrologists. Lecture 2 hydrological concepts & physical properties of. Outlet = portion of water exiting watershed. Water shed divide will go right through hill top. Valley = curvature on contour lines point to higher topographic position. Ridge = curvature on contour lines point to lower topographic position. Along ridges or curvature = water shed area.