return flow

return flow

[ri′tərn ‚flō]
(hydrology)
Irrigation water not consumed by evapotranspiration but returned to its source or to another body of ground or surface water. Also known as return water.
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This pattern of upper winds flowing north to the subtropics, with the return flow of trade winds at the surface, gives what's known as the Hadley cell.
The total supply air flow is 188.8 L/sec (400 CFM) at 18[degrees]C (64.4[degrees]F), and the return flow rate is 169 L/sec (360 CFM).
Flow in the lee over central North America may experience either moist air because of return flow from the Gulf of Mexico (e.g., Crisp and Lewis 1992; Weiss 1992) or dry air because of cold-air incursions from the Arctic (e.g., Schultz et al.
As warm air has surged into the Arctic, experts say, a return flow into Europe dropped average February temperatures there to among the coldest ever.
Since the IVC has an angular appearance, IVC blood flow velocity cannot be used to measure the systemic venous return flow velocities.
"irrigation return flow" is not defined in the CWA, but it
Irrigation Return Flow. Irrigation return flow is defined as the excess of irrigation water that is not evapotranspirated or evacuated by direct surface drainage and which returns to an aquifer or surface water [59, 60].
Third, the proposed return flow of water to Lake Michigan through the Root River has negative implications for the integrity and health of the River ecosystem.
There were different model inputs including precipitation, seepage through irrigation system, return flow, recharge through water courses and evapotranspiration were distributed on all the cells of model grid according to their geographic location.
The tanks can restore and reuse the drainage return flow which is recycled within the system.
The study determined that reducing the amount of return flow from the irrigation delivery system could eliminate a portion of the sediment entering the river.
The return flow rate from the room was designed for 177 cfm (112 L/s), whereas the bathroom exhaust flow rate was designed 60 cfm (28 L/s).