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Absorbency

the ability to take in a material

Adhesion

the tendency of water to stick to other substances

Artesian Well

a well in which water rises because of pressure within an aquifer

Buoyancy

the ability of a fluid to exert an upward force on an object that is immersed in the fluid

Capillary Action

Movement of water through very small spaces due to molecular forces.

Cohesion

the attractive force between water molecules

Condensation

the process of warm air cooling as it rises and releasing moisture in the form of a liquid

Density

the measure of mass of a substance per unit volume

Drought

a long period of scarce rainfall

Ecological Address

description about your place in the world including your river basins, topography, soil, groundwater, wetlands, biodiversity, air, climate,and energy

Evaporation

the process by which a liquid is changed into a vapor

Fresh Water

water on Earth that is used for human consumption

Glaciers

a large mass of moving ice and snow on land

Groundwater

water located below Earth's surface

Human Consumption

the ability for humans to eat

Hydrology

the study of water

Hydrosphere

the portion of the Earth that contains water

Icebergs

a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier

Icecaps

a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center

Infiltration

water that seeps into rocks and between particles of soil

Impermeable

does not allow water to move through

Insoluble

cannot be dissolved

Man-made fibers

an object made by humans that resembles a thread

Natural fibers

an object found in nature resembling a thread

Percolation

the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity

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