# Flashcards - Ground Water Systems

Flashcards - Ground Water Systems
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magnitude
The Richter magnitude scale assigns a magnitude number to quantify the size of an earthquake
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permeability
In electromagnetism, permeability is the measure of the ability of a material to support the formation of a magnetic field within itself
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water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
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aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
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aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
permeability
In electromagnetism, permeability is the measure of the ability of a material to support the formation of a magnetic field within itself
magnitude
The Richter magnitude scale assigns a magnitude number to quantify the size of an earthquake
sinkhole
A sinkhole, also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, shakehole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline , is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer
water table
The water table is the surface where the water pressure head is equal to the atmospheric pressure
porosity
Porosity or void fraction is a measure of the void spaces in a material, and is a fraction of the volume of voids over the total volume, between 0 and 1, or as a percentage between 0 and 100%
subsidence
Subsidence is the motion of a surface as it shifts downward relative to a datum such as sea-level
Groundwater
Groundwater is the water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations

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