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Environmental science U4 L1
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Geological formation that hinders water flow.
An underground formation that contains groundwater
The process whereby water vapor changes to a liquid.
The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas.
The evaporation of water from soil plus the transpiration of water from plants.
A relatively flat region around a river where rich sediment has been deposited by the river's floods.
2.5% of Earth's water, found primarily in glaciers, lakes, rivers and streams.
The water that is beneath Earth's surface. 30% of Earth's Freshwater supply.
A model that illustrates the movement and exchange of water among the earth, atmosphere, and oceans
Flow of water from the land surface into the sub surface.
This is when tree's leaves, vegetation etc, stop the water from reaching the ground
The downward movement of water through soil and rock due to gravity.
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface.
Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground.
Water that contains dissolved salts and other minerals.
The particles of rock and soil that are moved by water or wind, resulting in erosion and deposition.
Small particles of dirt, rock, and sand suspended in water
A change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
Water that includes lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, floodwater, and runoff.
Loss of water from a plant through its leaves.
A stream or river that flows into a larger river.
Precipitation that evaporates before reaching the ground.
All of the land area that supplies water to a particular river system.
The level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Water in its gaseous form; is also one of the greenhouse gases.
Areas that are usually saturated by surface water or groundwater, including freshwater marshes, swamps and bogs.
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