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Ch 15: Overview of Groundwater Systems

About This Chapter

Review this chapter to get an overview of groundwater systems. Containing engaging lessons and interactive quizzes, the chapter provides a convenient way to improve your groundwater system knowledge for upcoming exams, assignments or for course credit.

Overview of Groundwater Systems - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive earth science chapter examines the basics of groundwater systems. As you progress through the chapter, you'll familiarize yourself with various groundwater systems, including springs, wells, caverns and sinkholes. Our expert instructors also explain Darcy's law, groundwater movement and current groundwater environmental issues. You can access this chapter at any time using any Internet-connected device Be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam to check your understanding of the material. When you're finished working through the chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Explain the geological role of groundwater systems
  • Recognize factors that influence the movement of groundwater
  • Evaluate the application of Darcy's law
  • Identify different types of wells and springs
  • Analyze several environmental issues pertaining to groundwater
  • Describe the formation of caverns and sinkholes

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Overview of Groundwater Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

1. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Surprisingly, most of Earth's liquid freshwater is not where you might think! In this video lesson, you will learn about groundwater, as well as the important roles it plays in sustaining life and shaping Earth.

Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

2. Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

The movement of groundwater underneath us is influenced by several factors. In this video lesson, you will learn what these factors are and how they affect how and where groundwater moves.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

3. Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about springs and how they form. You will also understand how springs are classified based on how they flow as well as how strongly they flow.

Wells: Definition & Types

4. Wells: Definition & Types

Wells are used all over the world and are an important source of water for many people. In this video lesson you will identify different types of wells, as well understand their underground source of water.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

5. Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource, but like many of our other resources, it's affected by the surrounding environment and human activities. In this video lesson, you'll learn about some of the environmental problems associated with groundwater and why groundwater is especially vulnerable to them.

Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

6. Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

Groundwater can have dramatic effects on Earth's landscape, both above and below ground. In this video lesson you will learn about caverns and sinkholes, both of which are directly related to groundwater movement.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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