normal hydrostatic pressure

normal hydrostatic pressure

[′nȯr·məl ¦hī·drə¦stad·ik ′presh·ər]
(hydrology)
In porous strata or in a well, the pressure at a given point that is approximately equal to the weight of a column of water extending from the surface to that point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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