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all of the water on Earth.
the series of natural processes by which water continually moves throughout the hydrosphere.
liquid water changes into water vapor and enters the atmosphere.
the evaporation of water vapor from plants.
water vapor is released when animals breathe.
water vapor cools and forms back into a liquid. (This forms clouds)
liquid water falls to the surface as rain, snow, sleet or hail.
water is stored in the cracks and pores beneath the surface.
water that has less than 0.2% salt dissolved in it
ice that forms when sea water freezes
a glacier that spreads over land in all directions
a glacier that forms in the mountains
pollution from a single source that can be identified
pollution from several widespread sources that cannot be traced back to a single location
water that flows over Earth's surface
a body of water that flows within a channel
an area of land that drains runoff into a particular stream, lake, ocean or another body of water
a coastal area where freshwater from rivers and streams mixes with salt water from seas or oceans
a large body of water that forms in a basin surrounded by land
an area of permeable sediment or rock that holds significant amounts of water
the measure of the ability of water to flow through rock and sediment
the measure of a rock's ability to hold water
the upper limit of the underground region in which the cracks and pores within rocks and sediment are completely filled with water
an area of land that is saturated with water for part or all of the year