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Running Water: Agent of Erosion, Transport and Redistribution of Materials of the Earth’s Crust

WithEugene Angelier, James Munnick

The term continental waters refers to all the water located within the limit of the continents. Some of it is surface water—running (streams and rivers) or stagnant (lakes and ponds). Some of it is underground and results from the infiltration of surface waters. Finally, in solid form, either snow or ice, it is estimated that there are about 30 million km3 of water stored in the Arctic, Antarctic, and high mountain regions.