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Introduction

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H. C. Riggs
H. C. Riggs
U.S. Geological Survey, 415 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092
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M. G. Wolman
M. G. Wolman
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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Published:
January 01, 1990

Abstract

The waters of the Earth circulate from the oceans through the atmosphere to the land, from which a part is returned to the atmosphere and the residual is returned to the ocean either by streams or underground flow. The paths of water on the land include surface flow to stream channels, infiltration to the soil, movement through the ground to a ground-water body and thence to a stream channel, and eventual return to the ocean. Water is extracted and returned t the atmosphere by evapotranspiration (evaporation and transpiration) throughout much of the land phase.

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DNAG, Geology of North America

Surface Water Hydrology

M. G. Wolman
M. G. Wolman
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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H. C. Riggs
H. C. Riggs
U.S. Geological Survey 415 National Center Reston, Virginia 22092
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Geological Society of America
Volume
O-1
ISBN electronic:
9780813754666
Publication date:
January 01, 1990

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