Physical Properties of Water and Water Cycle

  • Kyung H. Yoo
  • Claude E. Boyd


The purpose of this chapter is to provide some background information on the physical properties of water and factors affecting the flow of water. This material will be helpful in understanding the development of many of the principles and techniquès presented in the following chapters. A review of the hydrologic or water cycle and some comments on the distribution of water are given. Water is the medium for aquaculture, and we feel that those involved in aquaculture should have a good conception of the hydrosphere. Some readers may be familiar with this material and prefer to go directly to Chapter 2.


Hydraulic Conductivity Liquid Water Hydraulic Gradient Water Cycle Overland Flow 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung H. Yoo
    • 1
  • Claude E. Boyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EngineeringAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Fisheries and Allied AquaculturesAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSA

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