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Summary 1. Water Quality

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- 1. Water Quality
- Vonk
- 2021 - 2022
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Hydrology
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  • Becomes river OC younger or older downstream and why?
    Younger because the degradability of OC and relative amount of soil input.
  • Where does the power of river to transport sediment depends on?
    The gradient and flow volume.
  • What is the hyporheic zone?

    The region where water flows not only through open channels but
    also through sediment pores.
  • What is the riparian zone?

    The terrestrial region adjacent to a stream/river that is affected by the nearby aquatic environment.
  • Why is the hyporheic zone important?
    For nutrient uptake
  • What determine the composition of a stream? (3 things)
    1. Climate 
    2. Geology 
    3. Vegetation
  • How to calculate the sediment sorting machine?
    Power is a function of gradient & flow volume
  • How to calculate the water residents time (WRT)
    Volume divided by discharge
  • What is the definition of a terrestrial landscape?

    From high water mark to upland areas influenced by high water, flooding, or ability of soils to hold water.
  • What three climate related things determine the composition of a stream? (hydrology)
    Decomposition
    Nutrient uptake
    Rainfall

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