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The combined force of attraction among water molecules and with the molecules of surrounding materials
the tightness across the surface of water that is caused by the polar molecules pulling on one another
The amount of heat needed to to increase the temp. of a certain mass of substance by 1degree C
The process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to the gaseous state.
characteristics of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through.
when a portion of the precipitation that reaches the earths surface and seeps into the ground
source of oceans salt
as water flows through rivers it picks up mineral salt and then this water goes through the cycle and back into the ocean
Significance of wetlands
wetlands act like a strainer to the bad stuff that doesn't help our environment
an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tied, and typically remains waterlogged at all times
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