This science ClipArt gallery offers 82 images of the science of hydrology, which is the study of water movement, distribution, and quality throughout Earth. This gallery contains images involving hydrology, including water movement and creation of atolls and barrier reefs, and water tables.

Intrenched meanders of the Seine in the old peneplane cut upon the strata of the Paris Basin; near Rouen.

Meanders of the Seine

Intrenched meanders of the Seine in the old peneplane cut upon the strata of the Paris Basin; near Rouen.

A spring made from runoff water in a mountain.

Intermittent Spring

A spring made from runoff water in a mountain.

A stream incised upon the axis of a broad anticline, where it happened to be located at the beginning of a new cycle of erosion.

Stream on an Anticline

A stream incised upon the axis of a broad anticline, where it happened to be located at the beginning…

Subsequent streams are streams whose course has been determined by selective headward erosion along weak strata. Pictured here is an overdeepened subsequent stream.

Overdeepened Subsequent Stream

Subsequent streams are streams whose course has been determined by selective headward erosion along…

A terrace built by waves.

Terrace

A terrace built by waves.

"In some cases the shore current builds up the beach above sea level and adds to it on the seaward side, so that it gradually widens into a wave-built terrace or foreland." -Dryer, 1901

Wave-Build Terrace

"In some cases the shore current builds up the beach above sea level and adds to it on the seaward side,…

"Waves act like a horizontal saw which makes a wide cut into the land, extending above and below the level of still water. The portion of the land above the cut breaks away and forms a sea cliff, along the foot of which stretches a level of gently sloping submerged platform or wave-cut terrace." -Dryer, 1901

Wave-Cut Terrace

"Waves act like a horizontal saw which makes a wide cut into the land, extending above and below the…

The figure "shows the effect of a circular island upon the cotidal lines." -Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1901

Island Tides

The figure "shows the effect of a circular island upon the cotidal lines." -Coast and Geodetic Survey,…

"Diagram of a valley, the top of which is ten times the width of the stream." -Salisbury, 1919

Valley

"Diagram of a valley, the top of which is ten times the width of the stream." -Salisbury, 1919

A pretty lake in a valley.

Valley

A pretty lake in a valley.

This diagram shows waters transition from rain, to ground water, and back up to rain again.

Water Circulation

This diagram shows waters transition from rain, to ground water, and back up to rain again.

"If the water table about a lake is above the lake level, there will be no leakage from the lake, even if its basin be of porous material." -Salisbury, 1919

Water Table

"If the water table about a lake is above the lake level, there will be no leakage from the lake, even…

"(a)--Diagrammatic cross section of an island or peninsula showing relations of fresh ground water and sea water...(b) Cross section of same island or peninsula showing changes in shape of water table and contact between fresh and salt water resulting from pumping a well." -Gunter, 1933

Water Table

"(a)--Diagrammatic cross section of an island or peninsula showing relations of fresh ground water and…

A collage of different water scenes.

Water, Collage of

A collage of different water scenes.

A waterfall

Waterfall

A waterfall

An illustration of Horse Shoe and Birmingham Falls.

Waterfall

An illustration of Horse Shoe and Birmingham Falls.

As the motion of the wave is moving in the right direction in this diagram, a, b, c, and d represent the locations of a floating cork and its positions on the wave. it is at b as it reaches X, c at Y, d at Z, and a at B.

Wave Motion

As the motion of the wave is moving in the right direction in this diagram, a, b, c, and d represent…

"It is seen that the motion of each particle is rectilinear and simple harmonic...The paths are vertical where...multiplies of 180 degrees and horizontal at points halfway between." -Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1901

Wave Motion

"It is seen that the motion of each particle is rectilinear and simple harmonic...The paths are vertical…

"The line AB represents the surface of a water wave whose length is ai, moving in the direction of the long arrow. Suppose the wave length to be divided into eight equal parts, ab, bc, etc. If the water were still, the particles 1, 2, 3, etc., would lie directly above the points a, b, c, etc., but each particle is moving in a circular path in the direction shown by the curved arrows." -Dryer, 1901

Wave Movement

"The line AB represents the surface of a water wave whose length is ai, moving in the direction of the…

The figure "represents the progress of a wave up a broad depression or valley 40 miles wide at the bottom and 240 at the top, the depth at the center being 1000 feet." -Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1901

Wave Progress

The figure "represents the progress of a wave up a broad depression or valley 40 miles wide at the bottom…

Diagram showing the development of the breaking wave and the "swash" after breaking.

Breaking Wave Diagram

Diagram showing the development of the breaking wave and the "swash" after breaking.

Sections of the Whirlpool at Niagara before the former drift-filling was cleared out by the river.

Whirlpool at Niagara

Sections of the Whirlpool at Niagara before the former drift-filling was cleared out by the river.