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Descriptor in English: Basins
Descriptor in Spanish: Cuencas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Bacias
Descriptor in French: Bassins Géographiques et Hydrographiques
Entry term(s): Catchment
Tree number(s): SP4.016.132.553.894
SP8.473.654.482.087
Scope note: All land within the confines of a drainage divide. All surface water having a common outlet (Material II - IDNDR, 1992). A topographic or structural low area that generally receives thicker deposits of sediments than adjacent areas; the low areas tend to sink more readily, partly because of the weight of the thicker sediments; the term also denotes an area of relatively deep water adjacent to shallow-water shelf areas. (Illinois State Geological Survey - ISGS Glossary of Geologic Terms - http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/tours/outliers/glossary.htm)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
See also the descriptors: Hydrology MeSH
Interbasin Transfer DeCS
Water Resources MeSH
DeCS UI: 25127
Descriptor UI: DDCS025127
Basins - Preferred
Concept UI FD00058106
Scope note All land within the confines of a drainage divide. All surface water having a common outlet (Material II - IDNDR, 1992). A topographic or structural low area that generally receives thicker deposits of sediments than adjacent areas; the low areas tend to sink more readily, partly because of the weight of the thicker sediments; the term also denotes an area of relatively deep water adjacent to shallow-water shelf areas. (Illinois State Geological Survey - ISGS Glossary of Geologic Terms - http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/tours/outliers/glossary.htm)
Preferred term Basins
Entry term(s) Catchment



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