GROUND WATER REVIEW QUESTIONS

VOCABULARY: hydrologic cycle, evapotranspiration; glaciers; ground water; soil moisture; water vapor; meteoric water, connate water; magmatic water; juvenile water; water table; belt of soil water; zone of aeration; zone of saturation; capillary fringe; parent material, permeability; porosity; impermeable; gradient; well; drawdown; cone of depression; artesian well; subartesian well; recharge; cap rock; aquifer; aquiclude; spring; hot spring; geyser; karst topography; carbonation; cavern; sinkhole; disappearing stream; stalactite; stalagmite; youth; late youth; maturity; old age; haystack hills

What is a repetitive exchange?

What illustration shows the water of the earth and how it moves around the earth?

What is the water that moves through the rocks and soil below the earth's surface?

What is the name of the process when the agent of erosion is ground water?

What are the three sources of ground water?

What is the term for the water that soaks into the ground from precipitation?

What is the term for the water which is trapped in sediments when sedimentary rocks are formed?

What is the term for the water which is given off by cooling magmas?

What is the surface below which the ground is saturated?

What is the zone of saturated material in the ground?

What is the area in the ground where moisture adheres to the topsoil along with air?

What is the zone which is the intermediate belt where water is found in the ground only when it has been raining, so that the pore spaces are usually filled with air?

What is the area in the ground where water rises by capillary action?

What lies below the zone of saturation?

What is the term for the rate at which water passes through a porous material like soil or rock?

What is the term for the amount of space between grains in a rock?

What do sorting or uniformity of particles, packing arrangement of particles in a mass, grain shape, and the extent of cementation influence?

Are loose materials usually fairly permeable or impermeable?

Are large and medium sized clastic rocks usually fairly permeable or impermeable?

When are igneous and metamorphic rocks permeable?

What two factors influence the rate of flow of ground water?

What is considered a fast rate of movement for ground water?

What factors influence the level of the water table?

Is the water table flatter during the wet or the dry season?

What is a hole dug or drilled below water table?

What would cause a well to go dry?

What is the three dimensional lowering of the water table around an active well?

What is the vertical depression of the water table in an active well?

What type of well relies on water from another area?

What traps the water in an artesian well?

Why might an artesian well be free-flowing?

What term is used for a well where the water rises up the well but not to the mouth?

What is the term for a place where ground water naturally coming to surface?

Why is ground water usually cool?

What two features may result from the interaction of ground water and subsurface volcanic activity?

What is the term for the feature where steam collects in a pocket within earth, heats, boils, expands, and shoots the steam into the air?

What is the adjective to describe the topography which results from solution of the bedrock?

What form of weathering is BEST associated with karst topography?

What is the term for the tunnels or channels where ground water has dissolved the bedrock?

What landform results from cavern roof collapse?

What is the landform term for a stream flowing into a sinkhole?

What is the term for the evaporite deposit hanging down from roof of cavern?

What is the term for the evaporite deposit sticking up from floor of cavern?

What is the term for the deposit when the two above merge?

What are the characteristics of youthful karst topography?

What are the characteristics of later youthful karst topography?

What are the characteristics of mature karst topography?

What are the characteristics of old age karst topography?

What is the landform term for the hills of limestone remaining in old age karst topography?List landforms associated with karst topography?


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