Percolation

Business / Real Estate / Percolation: 1) The movement of water downward in a circular direction through subsurface soil layers, usually continuing downward to ground water. Can also involve upward movement of water. 2) Slow seepage of water through a filter.

Percolation Test

Business / Real Estate / Percolation Test: A test of the soil to determine if it will absorb and drain water adequately to use a septic system for sewage disposal. MORE

Percolation Test Or Perc. Test

Business / Construction / Percolation Test Or Perc. Test: Tests that a soil engineer performs on earth to determine the feasibility of installing a leech field type sewer system on a lot. A test to determine if the soil on a proposed building lot is capable MORE

Palmer Drought Index

Business / Agriculture / Palmer Drought Index: A measure of the severity of prolonged periods (months or years) of abnormal dryness or wetness over large regions, published periodically by the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility. The Palmer Index MORE

Water Cycle

Science / Geology / Water Cycle: The movement of water between the atmosphere, ground and surface water bodies through the processes of evaporation, precipitation, infiltration, percolation, transpiration and runoff. Also known as th MORE

Hydrologic Cycle

Science / Geology / Hydrologic Cycle: The natural cycling of Earth's water between the atmosphere, surface and subsurface through the processes of evaporation, transpiration, percolation, infiltration, runoff and precipitation. MORE

Infiltration

Business / Agriculture / Infiltration: The downward entry of water into soil. Also called percolation. A high rate of infiltration means that soil moisture for crops will be higher. Many conservation practices, such as conservation tillage MORE

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