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Hydrology

  • Agnes SachseEmail author
  • Leslie Jakobs
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Water is one of Earth’s most precious resources. Without it, life could not exist. Abundant in some places, elusive in others, and unusable in yet other places, water and access to it is vital for human existence. Its distribution, movement, processes, and properties comprise hydrology, or the study of water. Hydrology investigates the changes water undergoes as well the changes it incurs in the atmosphere, on the earth’s surface, and underground.

Keywords

Hydraulic Conductivity Unsaturated Soil Hydrological Parameter Hydrographic Network Soil Water Flow 
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Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ/TU DresdenLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany

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