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Water Unit Vocab
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the study of the movement and distribution of water.
Water beneath the surface of the Earth.
Process by which a liquid becomes a gas.
Process by which a gas becomes a liquid.
Water that falls to the Earth from the atmosphere as
rain, snow, sleet, hail, and fog.
The process by which water seeps through soil.
Water that flows on the surface of the Earth.
Permeable rocks that are filled with water.
Substances that create harmful changes in the
The upper surface of the zone of saturation.
A well in which the water is under pressure due to the
weight of the overlying column of water in the aquifer.
Hot springs that erupt boiling water
The rocks at the surface of the Earth.
Under the water table, where pore space is filled
Above the water table filled with water + air.
Empty spaces in the bedrock or soil.
Bedrock or soil that water can't pass through easily.
A Process in which water is absorbed through the
roots and evaporated through the leaves of plants.
Process of liquid moving through porous spaces in
Process of material being worn away due to wind or water.
A layer of solid material that water can't pass
Precipitation that drains into a body of water.
Substance that dissolves other substances. Forms solutions.
Attraction of molecules on a liquid's surface
Land area that drains run-off to a body
An artificial excavation to withdraw water from underground aquifers.
Process in which sediment is moved and laid down due to
Continuous movement of water from different sources,
into the air and back to the ground.
Smaller streams and rivers that flow into a bigger body of
An area of higher ground that separates drainage basins.
The path that a stream flows.
The materials and sediment that are carried in a stream.
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