hydraulic head

syn. head; piezometric head 

(1) Elevation to which water will rise in a piezometer connected to a point in an aquifer.

(2) Sum of the elevation and the pressure head in a liquid, expressed in units of height.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 19, 2014 .