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- Backing Winds
- A counterclockwise change in wind direction. Backing winds with height are indicative of cold air advection (CAA).
- Water backed up or retarded in its course as compared with its normal or natural condition of flow. In stream gaging, a rise in stage produced by a temporary obstruction such as ice or weeds, or by the flooding of the stream below. The difference between the observed stage and that indicated by the stage-discharge relation, is reported as backwater.
- One-celled organisms. Many act as decomposers that break down dead organic matter into substances that dissolve in water and are used as nutrients by plants.
- Balance of Payments
- A record of all the financial transactions between a country and the rest of the world during a given year.
- Band application
- The spreading of chemicals over, or next to, each row of plants in a field, as opposed to broadcast application.
- The margins of a channel. Banks are called right or left as viewed facing in the direction of the flow.
- Bank storage
- The water absorbed into the banks of a stream channel, when the stages rise above the water table in the bank formations, then returns to the channel as effluent seepage when the stages fall below the water table.
- Bankfull stage
- Stage at which a stream first overflows its natural banks. (See also Flood stage. Bankfull stage is a hydraulic term, whereas flood stage implies damage.)
- An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
- Barrel (bbl)
- A liquid-volume measure equal to 42 United States gallons at 60 degrees Fahrenheit; used in expressing quantities of petroleum-based products.