By: Steven J. Wamback
One of the best methods for determining ground water aquifer characteristics is the pump test. A pump test not only provides information such as the potential yield and capacity for a given well; but it can also provide hydraulic information about the entire aquifer. This...
By: Maxwell Payne
Potable water is water that is consumable for human intake. This kind of water is free of harmful bacteria, most contaminants, and soil. It is generally filtered by man-made systems that supply water to towns and cities, however some surface water including protected springs is...
By: Troy Shields
So, one could argue that people are here because of evolution, animals work the way they do because of evolution, there is a great balance in nature all because of evolution.That would, not necessarily disprove the existence of God, but prove that perhaps the...
By: Sarah Sunshine
I love the feeling I get when I look out over the ocean. Whether I'm in a plane or on the shore, I find its vastness to be simply awe-inspiring. There's almost nothing more magical than the ocean and all of its many properties- its...
By: Red Dwyer
Both types of ocean waves, tsunamis and surface waves, are the vertical shifting of water, but are created by totally different influences.Surface waves are the most common. They are created by the friction of the wind as it blows across the surface of the...
By: Ian Loft
The world's oceans, seas and lakes represent millions of square miles of surface across which air movements ranging from gentle breezes to raging storms create motion and energy that we see as waves. For swimmers and surfers, waves are a source of pleasurable activities however...
By: Rhonda Nieman
The wetlands that occur in nature are there for a reason. Besides supporting vast amounts of wildlife, they can help to weaken the often catastrophic effects of a hurricane. In order to understand how they do this, you need to understand what exactly is considered...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Various factors contribute to the formation of ocean waves - they can be made by geological movements underwater (such as earthquakes or landslides), by the wake from ships, or, most commonly, by the wind.The wind sweeps over the surface of the water, and the...
By: Joseph Hazelbaker
Ecological features such as natural lakes exist due to a delicate balance that has been achieved over time. The result is a fragile aquatic ecosystem that is susceptible to numerous negative influences.The most immediate impact of water diversion is habitat loss. Different species of...
By: The Yellow Labrador
Freaky Fjords in New ZealandIt was time to celebrate the coming of a new year.It would be interesting, several friends and I decided, to summer in NZ. Yes, being down under, December is actually Summer and June is Winter. So, happily, we packed our...

 

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