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air, wind, greenhouse gasses, oxygen...
oceans, rivers, groundwater, glaciers...
rocks, minerals, volcanoes, sand...
plants, animals, fungi, microbes...
all the frozen water in, on, and around the earth
that which has mass and occupies space (stuff)
the ability to do work
a group of parts that work together for a specific purpose.
A system in which matter and energy enter and leave.
A system in which only energy enters and leaves but matter does not.
a substance that tends to flow and takes the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
The amount of matter in a given space
Water that flows across the surface of the earth
When a liquid gains thermal energy and changes into a gas
The loss of water vapor from the leaves of plants
When water vapor loses thermal energy and changes into a liquid
The falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
The process whereby a solid gains thermal energy and changes to a liquid when heated.
The process whereby a liquid loses thermal energy and changes to a solid when cold.
The process of changing directly from a solid into a vapor without melting
Water below the surface of the earth
A form of precipitation that falls from the clouds when the temperature is above 32˚F
A form of precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals.
A form of precipitation falling from clouds as rain that freezes on the way to the ground.
A form of precipitation falling from clouds as layers of ice
The amount of moisture in the air.
The temperature to which air must cool to be completely saturated.