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Earth's Water Chapter 4

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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