gravitational water


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gravitational water

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Soil water of a temporary character that results from prolonged infiltration from above and which moves downward to the groundwater zone in response to gravity.

free water

2. Water that is free to move, under the influence of gravity, through a soil mass.
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In purely scientific terms, as has been assessed by Prof Dr Robin Coningham of Durham University, the Unesco professor reporting on the Orange Train threat to the Shalimar (naturally denied visas to visit Lahore), the garden depends on the gravitational water filtration structures.
Think of the local cosmic structure as a gravitational water park: the twisty slides start high (where the void is) and end up low (where the supercluster is), with the natural motion always being down--that is, with gravity.
Abdullah Soomro, the founder of Micropower Labs, graduated from one of the best engineering institutes in Pakistan, GIKI and is also the designer of Pakistan's First Gravitational Water vortex turbine.
One of the great, farsighted and boldest of civil engineering projects in Wales was the building of the gravitational water supply system consisting of three collection reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons (being built as the demand grew for more and more water for Cardiff) feeding 30 miles down to a storage reservoir at Llanishen.
As the gravitational water drains away, fresh supplies of air are pulled into the large pores of the soil.
Field capacity is the water content of soil when downward movement of gravitational water has ceased.