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Head The term 'Head' as it applies to the area of reclamation can be defined as ' Differential of pressure causing flow in a fluid system, usually expressed in terms of the height of a liquid column that pressure will support. The difference in number of feet between two water surface elevations. Height of water above a specified point. The back-pressure against a pump. The vertical distance between two points in a fluid. The vertical distance that would statically result from the velocity of a moving fluid'.
The term 'Head' as it applies to the area of coastlines can be defined as ' (1) a comparatively high promontory with either a cliff or steep face. it extends into a large body of water, such as a sea or lake. an unnamed head is usually called a headland. (2) the section of rip current which has widened out seaward of the breakers, also called head of rip'.
The term 'Head' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' In hydrologic terms, the difference between the pool height and tailwater height. Usually expressed in feet of head, or in lbs./sq. inch'.
The term 'Head' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as ' The product of the water's weight and a usable difference in elevation gives a measurement of the potential energy possessed by water'.
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