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Water Glossary - K

  • Kalema: A violent surf that occurs on the coast of the Guinea region, West Africa.

  • Kame: A short ridge, hill, or mound of stratified drift deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Kame terrace: A terrace of stratified sand and gravel deposited by streams between a glacier and an adjacent valley wall.

  • Kilowatt (kw): A unit of electrical power equal to 1000 watts or 1.341 horsepower.

  • Kilowatt hour (kwh): One kilowatt of power applied for one hour.

  • Kinetic Energy: Energy possessed by moving water.

  • Kinetic rate coefficient: A number that describes the rate at which a water constituent such as a biochemical oxygen demand or dissolved oxygen rises or falls.

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