BuyFindarrow_forward

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Why is there a lag between the time that precipitation started and the rise of the river?

images

To determine

The reason why there is a lag between the time at which precipitation started and the rise of the water.

Explanation

The soil in the absence of good precipitation will be dry and unsaturated. As soon as rain falls on the ground, it absorbs the water deep into it. When the precipitation increases, the ground absorbs more and eventually, there reaches a point above which the soil can absorb no more water; it is completely soaked up and is then considered as saturated.

After saturation, the water falling on the ground begins to run off directly from the land to the adjacent water bodies like lakes, streams, and ponds. If precipitation goes on increasing, the run off also increases, increasing the amount of water added to the rivers or streams causing a rise in their water levels...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

The top food sources of zinc include a. grapes. b. unleavened bread. c. shellfish. d. potato.

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)