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water cycle

the continuous movement of water between Earth's surface

fog

a cloud that forms near the ground

ice sheet

a huge slab of ice

glacier

a large body of ice that moves slowly over land

evaporation

a slow changing of a liquid into a gas

ocean

a large body of salt water

fresh water

water that contains little or no dissolved salts

flood

when water pours over the banks of a body of water

precipitation

water that falls from the air to the ground as rain

reclamation

to recycle or to make usable again

water vapor

a gas state of water

pollute

to make dirty

groundwater

water beneath Earth's surface

reservoir

a man-made lake that is used to store water

dam

a barrier that prevents or restricts the normal flow of water

aqueduct

channel built by people to move water long distances

condensation

process of water vapor changing to liquid water

aquifer

an underground layer of rock or soil which is capable of absorbing water

watershed

the name for an area of land in which water drains into a specific river

sea breeze

movement of air from the water to the land

drought

a long period of dry weather

conservation

to save

3.5%

concentration of salt in ocean water

land breeze

movement of air from the land to the water

cirrus clouds

clouds that form at high altitudes and are usually made of ice crystals

cumulus clouds

puffy clouds made of water droplets, appear to rise up from a flat bottom

stratus clouds

form in blanket-like layers at low altitudes

contaminate

to dirty or pollute

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