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the ability to take in a material


the tendency of water to stick to other substances

Artesian Well

a well in which water rises because of pressure within an aquifer


the ability of a fluid to exert an upward force on an object that is immersed in the fluid

Capillary Action

Movement of water through very small spaces due to molecular forces.


the attractive force between water molecules


the process of warm air cooling as it rises and releasing moisture in the form of a liquid


the measure of mass of a substance per unit volume


a long period of scarce rainfall

Ecological Address

description about your place in the world including your river basins, topography, soil, groundwater, wetlands, biodiversity, air, climate,and energy


the process by which a liquid is changed into a vapor

Fresh Water

water on Earth that is used for human consumption


a large mass of moving ice and snow on land


water located below Earth's surface

Human Consumption

the ability for humans to eat


the study of water


the portion of the Earth that contains water


a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier


a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center


water that seeps into rocks and between particles of soil


does not allow water to move through


cannot be dissolved

Man-made fibers

an object made by humans that resembles a thread

Natural fibers

an object found in nature resembling a thread


the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity

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