Hydrology is a lecture offered by the school of geology.

Aerial view, extreme long shot, looks down as the Limpopo River winds its way through Southern Mozambique. Credit: TSGT Cary Humphries.

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1 Complete the text:

The swirls of tan, green, blue, and white are most likely

in the water. Some of the color may come from


2 Which of the following is not a prominent contributor associated with the bluish color of water on Earth?

the blue sky
dissolved organic matter
decomposition processes from dead organic matter such as plants
highly organic soils


What is the blue-radiation source [hint: planet] in the image at right?

4 Yes or No, The pale green patterns tinting the water along the Namibian coast in late February 2012 indicated high concentrations of sulfur.


5 What are pale green when viewed through the water of the Persian Gulf fringing the shoreline and islands of the UAE in a Landsat image?

6 Which of the following strongly influence phytoplankton blooms in the northern Arabian Sea?

seasonal wind shifts
the monsoon
southwesterly winds
large-scale ocean circulation
northeast winds in winter
landlocked to the north

7 What underwater events are the milky green swirls in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of El Hierro due to?

8 Which of the following phenomena are associated with earthshine?

reflected earthlight
the Moon's night side
the tachocline
a test of vegetation
the Pacific Ocean
ashen light

9 True or False, Water as with any fluid under the influence of forces like gravity takes on the shape of its container.


10 Yes or No, Hydrology is a science concerned with the properties of the Earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land.


11 Which of the following are radiation astronomy phenomena associated with the apparent liquid-object Earth?

neutron emission
polar coronal holes
meteor emission

12 True or False, A hydrometeor is a precipitation product.


13 A collimated stream, spurt or flow of liquid or gas or plasma in a narrow cone of particles?

14 Yes or No, Hydrology as used in the processing of radioactive materials is called radiohydrology.


15 Which of the following is a phenomenon associated with the Pacific Ocean?

borders the Arabian peninsula
occupies nearly a complete hemisphere of the Earth
separates Brazil from the Congo
few or no canyons and scarps on its bottom
surrounds Greenland
drains the Mediterranean

16 Yes or No, The study of the ecological processes associated with hydrology is called ecohydrology.


17 A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

18 Yes or No, The science that uses dendrochronology to investigate and reconstruct hydrologic processes, such as river flow and past lake levels, is called hydrodendrology.


19 Which of the following is not a phenomenon associated with the Indian Ocean?

coastline of Western Australia
Persian Gulf


  1. Following the course of the water above and below ground connects the lifeforms.

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