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hillslope

hillslope  

The side or slope of a hill. Also known as hillside. See also colluvium.
hydrology

hydrology  

The study of the hydrologic (water) cycle. While it involves aspects of geology, oceanography, and meteorology, it emphasizes the study of bodies of sur-face water on land and how they change with ...
overland flow

overland flow   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003

The term ‘overland flow’ refers to the flow of water over a hillslope surface. This can occur in one of

percoline

percoline  

A hollow at the base of a hillslope where water (soil moisture) seeps out onto the ground surface and becomes overland flow. Also known as a seepage line.
river flow

river flow  

The water that flows along a river, ultimately to the sea, as part of the water cycle. It includes water from overland flow, throughflow, interflow, soil pipes, percolation, and groundwater, as well ...
wash

wash  

1 A common form of slope erosion process, involving overland flow across a sloping surface.2 The usually dry channel of an intermittent or ephemeral stream in a semi‐arid area.

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