Properties of Water and Watersheds
Terms in this set (16)
a molecule with two oppositely charged end
Attraction between molecules of the same substance
An attraction between molecules of different substances
Surface tension (of water)
the "skin" that forms on top of water due to the property of cohesion
A description of surface features of land.
a ridge of land that separates one watershed from another
the area from which a single stream or river and its tributaries drains all of the water
A surface that does not allow water penetration (Tar, buildings, drought soil, etc.)
Able to be passed or soaked through
the process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater
Most of earths water is stored as
salt water in oceans
most of earth's freshwater is stored as
Size of pores underground
what determines how easily water flows through rock and soil
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