sheet flow

sheet flow

[′shēt‚flō]
(hydrology)
An overland flow or downslope movement of water taking the form of a thin, continuous film over relatively smooth soil or rock surfaces and not concentrated into channels larger than rills.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Overtime, droughts, and deficient sheet flow from the Everglades to Florida Bay kept the water salty, which encourages the growth ofturtlegrass," said Rehage.
Maintaining uniform sheet flow across the buffer is important.
Note where sheet flow is the most forceful during storms on your property, Slovensky recommends.
The bed morphology repeats periodically in oscillatory sheet flow conditions without horizontal variation.
The study proposes that due to this mechanism, rising global temperatures could increase the volume of surface meltwater flowing into the subglacial lakes, which may "act to release the pressure at the ice sheet base, meaning that if they drain more frequently in the future, they may actually result in slower ice sheet flow overall," says Palmer.
"Our discovery will help us predict more accurately how supraglacial lakes will affect ice sheet flow and sea level rise as the region warms in the future," lead author Laura Stevens wrote in a Woods Hole press release.
"Before this rain, vineyard ponds that are filled by only sheet flow were nearly dry."
Panel heaters are mounted both perpendicular and parallel to sheet flow direction, allowing precision zone profiling from front to back and side to side.
"When it rains hard on the Jornada, the water runs across the soil surface as sheet flow, but the accumulating biomass dams the flow.
From the pump discharge hose, flow moved as sheet flow via gravity through the prefabricated channel across a series of baffles consisting of stacked, weighted sediment tubes placed perpendicular to flow across the entire width of the channel.
From the pump discharge hose, flow moved as sheet flow via gravity through the pre-fabricated channel across a series of baffles consisting of stacked, weighted sediment tubes placed perpendicular to flow across the entire width of the channel.