Section Assessment

Section Summary

I Some precipitation infiltrates the ground to become groundwater.

I Groundwater is stored below the water table in pore spaces of rocks and sediment.

I Groundwater moves through permeable layers called aquifers and is trapped by impermeable layers called aquicludes.

I Groundwater emerges from the ground where the water table intersects Earth's surface.

Understand Main Ideas

1. imandfffll Explain how the movement of groundwater is related to the water cycle.

2. Illustrate how the relative positions of an aquifer and aquiclude can result in the presence of a spring.

3. Describe how the water in hot springs gets hot.

4. Analyze the factors that determine flow velocity.

Think Critically

5. Differentiate between porosity and permeability in subsurface materials.

6. Infer why it is beneficial for a community to have an aquiclude located beneath the aquifer from which it draw its water supply.

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7. Develop a set of guidelines in which you describe where you would be most likely to find groundwater.

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258 Chapter 10 • Groundwater

Section

Objectives

I Explain how groundwater dissolves and deposits rocks and minerals. I Illustrate how caves form. I Describe how the features of karst topography shape the landscape.

Review Vocabulary hydrolysis: chemical reaction of water with other substances

New Vocabulary cave sinkhole karst topography stalactite stalagmite

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  • Valentina Greco
    How the relative positions of an aquifer and aquiclude can reslut in the presence of spring?
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    How the relative positions of an aquifer and aquiclude can result in the presence of a spring?
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