pore spaces


pore spaces
  the space between particles in a rock or soil, usually filled with air or water.

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  • Pore space —   The open spaces or voids of a rock taken collectively. It is a measure of the amount of liquid or gas that may be absorbed or yielded by a particular formation.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • Characterisation of pore space in soil — Soil is essential to most animals on the earth. It is a relatively thin crust where an even smaller portion contains much of the biological activity. Soil consists of three different phases. A solid phase (≈ 20%) that contains mainly minerals of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sedimentary rock — Middle Triassic marginal marine sequence of siltstones (below) and limestones (above), Virgin Formation, southwestern Utah, USA Sedimentary rock are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth s surface and within… …   Wikipedia

  • Groundwater — Shipot, a common source of drinking water in a Ukrainian village. Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an… …   Wikipedia

  • sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… …   Universalium

  • Clastic rock — A thin section of a clast (sand grain), derived from a basalt score. Vesicles (air bubbles) can be seen throughout the clast. Plane light above, cross polarized light below. Scale box is 0.25 mm Clastic rocks are composed of fragments, or clasts …   Wikipedia

  • Water content — Soil composition by phase: s soil (dry), v void (pores filled with water or air), w water, a air. V is volume, M is mass. Water content or moisture content is the quantity of water contained in a material, such as soil (called soil moisture),… …   Wikipedia

  • Effective porosity — The term effective porosity lacks a single or straightforward definition. Even some of the terms used in its mathematical description (“Vcl” and “Vsh”) have multiple definitions. However, it is most commonly considered to represent the porosity… …   Wikipedia

  • Aquifer — Typical aquifer cross section An aquifer is a wet underground layer of water bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. The study of water flow… …   Wikipedia

  • Hot dry rock geothermal energy — (HDR) is a type of geothermal power production that uses the very high temperatures (approx 200 Celsius) that can be found in rocks a few kilometers below ground. Electricity is generated by pumping high pressure water down a borehole (injection… …   Wikipedia


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