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An Outline of British Hydrology

  • Keith Smith
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Abstract

The broad upper limit of water resource availability is determined by the balance which is struck in any area between the incoming precipitation and the demands which are made upon it by evaporation and transpiration from natural surfaces. An appreciation of these elements in both space and time is, therefore, necessary before we consider the nature of the utilisable water in rivers and aquifers later in the chapter.

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  • Keith Smith
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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