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The drainage basin


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The drainage basin

  1. 1. The Global Hydrological Cycle A closed system All water is finite
  2. 2. The Drainage Basin Water Cycle <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The area of land drained by a river and its tributaries. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is an OPEN system, with INPUTS, STORES, FLOWS/TRANSFERS and OUTPUTS </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Drainage Basin Cycle
  4. 4. The Drainage Basin Hydrological Cycle <ul><li>What do you remember? Label your diagram: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drainage basin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confluence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tributary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watershed </li></ul></ul>