Asked in Pollution, Rain and Flooding, Air Pollution
Surface runoff from agriculture and other sources can pollute groundwater and surface water In what way can this be harmful to humans?
The pollution source can add diseases.. etc
Asked in Geology, Plumbing, Geophysics
Could ground water gush out strongly to surface through 400m drilling pipes?
That would depend on the pressure of the groundwater in the aquifer. If the hydraulic head level (another way of describing water pressure) was higher than the Earth's surface at that point, then the water could indeed flow up the drill pipes. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Water Cycle
What is the hydrologic water cycle?
The hydrologic cycle begins with the evaporation of water from the surface of the ocean. As moist air is lifted, it cools and water vapor condenses to form clouds. Moisture is transported around the globe until it returns to the surface as precipitation. Once the water reaches the ground, one of two processes may occur; 1) some of the water may evaporate back into the atmosphere or 2) the water may penetrate the surface and become groundwater. Groundwater either seeps its way...
Asked in Science, Water Cycle
Describe the path of water through the water cycle?
1. Evaporation (water turns from a liquid to a gas and goes up into the clouds) 2. Condenation (when water turns from a gas into a liquid) 3. Transpiration (the movement of water through the atmosphere) 4. Precipitation (that would be rain, snow, hail, etc.) 5. Then a couple things could happen. The water could evaporate or penetrate the surface and become groundwater. Groundwater either makes its way to an ocean, a river, or something like that or gets released back into the atmosphere...
Asked in Bodies of Water
Where a body of water enters into another?
it enters through 1. Evaporation (water turns from a liquid to a gas and goes up into the clouds) 2. Condenation (when water turns from a gas into a liquid) 3. Transpiration (the movement of water through the atmosphere) 4. Precipitation (that would be rain, snow, hail, etc.) 5. Then a couple things could happen. The water could evaporate or penetrate the surface and become groundwater. Groundwater either makes its way to an ocean, a river, or something like that or gets released back into the...
Asked in Drinking Water
How do you know if your water is safe?
The best way to know your water is safe is to know where it comes from and how it has been handled and treated. In the U.S. we have the luxury of water that is piped directly to our homes from a municipal water treatment facility. This is especially true if you live in a city or town. You can contact your local water treatment authority and get the latest water analysis so that you know your water is safe. If...
Asked in Planetary Science
Why does the earths surface look the way it does?
The Earth's surface looks the way it does because of the way the wind, water, and the tectonic plates move under the surface. They have shaped the surface into what it is today through millions of years of change. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Pollution, Air Pollution
What is groundwater pollution?
ground water pollution is when different contaminats are in groundater. such as in land fills. when the rain comes down it washes some of the garbage into the earth then it goes into or groundwater which gets affected. we all consume an amount of groundwater everyday it is in our water that we drink . it costs alot of money to clean out groundwater pollution. we dont really know how to fix it because you can not stop people from making garbage...
Asked in Science
Where do groundwater and runoff usually end up?
Groundwater and runoff are two different things. Groundwater refers to water underground in the aquifers. Runoff ends up back underground by seeping into the soil after a rain. Runoff may also find its way into ditches, retention ponds, lakes,etc. ...
Asked in Science
What is the measure at the bottom of curved surface of water?
The meniscus is the name for the way that water forms a concave curve at it's surface. This is because of the cohesive and capillary properties of water. ...
Asked in Pollution, Rain and Flooding, Rainforests
Why is ground water is frequently preferable to surface water as a source of water supply?
Because surface water has all the impurities and refuse/waste from animals and other pollutants. These are removed by filtering through the soil and rock formations below ground. The further down you go, the cleaner the water becomes. Waste in sewage is filtered in a similar way at treatment plants. They use sand beds to remove the majority of pollutants. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Pollution, Water Cycle
How does humans activity affect ground water?
Human activities can affect both the quality and quantity of groundwater. Infiltration of pollutants to the groundwater level can change its composition and excessive pumping can lead to lowering of water table. By diverting the rivers and canal construction, the natural recharge of groundwater can change which may lead to both increase and decrease in water table depending on the area under consideration. A: A recent study (2012) is showing that when we remove groundwater, for whatever reason, it does not find its way...
Asked in Plumbing
How do you stop groundwater from leaking in through a hairline crack that needs repaired?
The best way I can think of is to dig a hole along the outside of the pool until you get below the hairline crack Then use a pump to drain the ground water until the damaged section has been repaired. Make the hole deep enough to put the whole pump and automatic float switch in that way when the water build up the pump will automatically drain the water when it becomes too high. ...
Asked in Chemistry
Why the surface of water goes upward when freezes?
Because the volume of Ice is greater than that of liquid water (it is less dense) this a constrained water surface needs more area after freeing. The only way to accommodate this in a constrained situation is to distort the surface. ...
Why are their a surface to volume ratio limit to the size of cells?
When a cell gets too big, the surface-to-volume ratio becomes too low. Another way to look at this is that some parts of the cell will be too far away from the surface. Whichever way you look at it, the cell will not be able to get food and oxygen fast enough through its surface. ...