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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
20 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Holt Environmental Science: Chapter 11-Water Cycle
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
The area of land that is drained by a river is... known
Water stored beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and... rock…
surface water
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
river system
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
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Chapter 11 Environmental Science
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
Water above the surface of the land, including lakes, rivers,…
A network of connected streams and rivers
An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to dif…
Water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil an…
Surface Water
Water above the surface of the land, including lakes, rivers,…
River System
A network of connected streams and rivers
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Environmental Science Chapter 11 vocabulary
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
water that collects on the surface of the ground
a river and its tributaries
An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body…
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil an…
surface water
water that collects on the surface of the ground
river system
a river and its tributaries
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Environmental Science chapter 11
electric generator
fossil fuels
geothermal energy
nuclear energy
a device for converting mechanical energy into electricity
the remains of organisms that lived long ago such as coal, oi…
the heat inside the Earth
the energy that exists within the nucleus of an atom
electric generator
a device for converting mechanical energy into electricity
fossil fuels
the remains of organisms that lived long ago such as coal, oi…
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Chapter 11-Environmental Science
Ecosystem diversity
Genetic diversity
Species diversity
Causes of biodiversity loss
diversity of species within a given area
buffers against diseases or environmental changes
Richness and evenness
-Habitat loss... -Overharvesting... -Invasive species... -Climate Change
Ecosystem diversity
diversity of species within a given area
Genetic diversity
buffers against diseases or environmental changes
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Holt Environmental Science: Chapter 11-Water Cycle
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
The area of land that is drained by a river is... known
Water stored beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and... rock…
surface water
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
river system
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 11 (Food)
Undernutrition
Malnourished
Food Security
Food Insecurity
Not consuming enough calories to be healthy.
(3 billion, 1/2 of population). Regardless of calories, diets…
- Condition in which people have access to sufficient, safe a…
Refers to the condition in which people do not have adequate…
Undernutrition
Not consuming enough calories to be healthy.
Malnourished
(3 billion, 1/2 of population). Regardless of calories, diets…
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Chapter 11--Environmental Science
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
all the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice and snow that…
a flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin
the area of land that is drained by a water system
the water that is beneath the Earth's surface
surface water
all the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice and snow that…
river system
a flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin
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Environmental Science - Chapter 11: Water
Surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.
Surface water
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
River system
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science - Chapter 11: Water
Surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.
Surface water
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
River system
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science Chapter 11 vocabulary
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
water that collects on the surface of the ground
a river and its tributaries
An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body…
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil an…
surface water
water that collects on the surface of the ground
river system
a river and its tributaries
Environmental Science Chapter 11
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
Aquifer
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
Watershed
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
20 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science Chapter 11 Vocabulary
Oceanic Zone
Continental Shelf
Reef
Intertidal Zone
the open ocean, the largest zone in the marine biome and more…
The shallow border that surrounds the continents
A natural structure built on a continental shelf from the she…
The region of ocean shoreline that alternates between periods…
Oceanic Zone
the open ocean, the largest zone in the marine biome and more…
Continental Shelf
The shallow border that surrounds the continents
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
20 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
fresh water above the surface of the land, including lakes, r…
as rivers and streams move across the land, they form a flowi…
An area of land that drains into a river or lake.
Water that fills the cracks and pores in underground soil and…
surface water
fresh water above the surface of the land, including lakes, r…
river system
as rivers and streams move across the land, they form a flowi…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 11
Background rate of extinction
Biodiversity hotspot
Biological diversity
Biophilia
The average rate if extinction that occurred before the appea…
An area that supports an especially great diversity of specie…
The sum total of all organisms in an area, taking into accoun…
A hypothetical phenomenon that E.O. Wilson defined as "the co…
Background rate of extinction
The average rate if extinction that occurred before the appea…
Biodiversity hotspot
An area that supports an especially great diversity of specie…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
deforestation.
renewable
prescribed burns
salvage logging
The clearing of a forest and its replacement by another land…
Soil, fresh water, wild animals, and timber are all, what kin…
Fires that are intentionally set by man and are done to burn…
The removal of snags following a fire is called
deforestation.
The clearing of a forest and its replacement by another land…
renewable
Soil, fresh water, wild animals, and timber are all, what kin…
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Environmental Science - Chapter 11: Water
Surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.
Surface water
All the bodies of freshwater, saltwater, ice, and snow that a…
River system
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
Watershed
Groundwater
Aquifer
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows…
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
Watershed
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 11
Biodiversity
Biodiversity Hot Spots
Existence Value
Extinction
The genetic, species and ecological diversity of the organism…
Areas with exceptionally high numbers of endemic species.
Knowing a wilderness are or endangered species exists even if…
no longer in existence
Biodiversity
The genetic, species and ecological diversity of the organism…
Biodiversity Hot Spots
Areas with exceptionally high numbers of endemic species.
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Chapter 11 Environmental Science
geology
core
mantle
lithosphere
the study of Earth's physical features, processes, and history
Earth's center consisting of iron... solid in the inner core... mol…
around the core a thick layer of dense elastic rock
harder rock above the atmosphere. this includes the uppermost…
geology
the study of Earth's physical features, processes, and history
core
Earth's center consisting of iron... solid in the inner core... mol…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Underground formation containing groun…
Flowing network of surface water
area of Earth's surface where water pe…
area of land drained by a river
Aquifer
river system
watershed
recharge zone
Underground formation containing groun…
Aquifer
Flowing network of surface water
river system
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Holt Environmental Science Chapter 11
1972 clean air water act
potable
point-source pollution
recharge zone
law designed to improve water quality
bottled water
leaking gasoline tank
area above an aquifer
1972 clean air water act
law designed to improve water quality
potable
bottled water
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Invasive Species
Extinction
Selective Pressure
Adaptation
A non-native species (a species outside its range) whose intr…
The complete loss of a species from an area: may be local (go…
A nonrandom influence that affects who survives or reproduces.
A trait that helps an individual survive or reproduce.
Invasive Species
A non-native species (a species outside its range) whose intr…
Extinction
The complete loss of a species from an area: may be local (go…
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environmental science chapter 11
-
-The cycle through which water in the…
-The length of time water typically st…
-.2 percent of all water is fresh. 87%…
What is one solution to save Lake Mead in the opening case st…
Describe the hydrologic cycle?
What is residence time? What compartments hold the greatest a…
What proportion of our global water is fresh? How is this fre…
-
What is one solution to save Lake Mead in the opening case st…
-The cycle through which water in the…
Describe the hydrologic cycle?
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Environmental Science Chapter 11 Vocabulary
surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface.
flowing network of water as streams and rivers move across th…
The area of land that is drained by a river.
Water stored beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and rock…
surface water
fresh water on Earth's land surface.
River system
flowing network of water as streams and rivers move across th…
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Environmental science chapter 11
Carbon sink
Old growth forest
Paper pulp
Monocultural forestry
422 billion metric tons of standing biomass
Cover a large area and has been under star by human activity…
Fastest-growing type of force product
Provides rapid growthand easier harvesting- Lesile diversity,…
Carbon sink
422 billion metric tons of standing biomass
Old growth forest
Cover a large area and has been under star by human activity…
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AP Environmental Science, Chapter 11
Aquaculture
Mariculture
Agroecosystems
Monoculture
Production of food from aquatic habitats
Production of food from marine habitats
An ecosystem created by agriculture. Typically low genetic, s…
The planting of large areas with a single species or even a s…
Aquaculture
Production of food from aquatic habitats
Mariculture
Production of food from marine habitats
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Chapter 11 Environmental Science
Rock Cycle
Rock
Mineral
Magma
over geologic time, rocks and the minerals that comprise them…
any solid aggregation of minerals
any naturally occurring solid element or inorganic compound w…
melted rocks
Rock Cycle
over geologic time, rocks and the minerals that comprise them…
Rock
any solid aggregation of minerals
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
surface water
river system
groundwater
aquifer
fresh water on earths surface
streams and rivers that form flowing networks of water
water beneath the earths surface
underground formation that contains ground water
surface water
fresh water on earths surface
river system
streams and rivers that form flowing networks of water
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface
flowing network of water from streams and rivers
the area of land that is drained by a river
Water beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and rock format…
Surface Water
fresh water on Earth's land surface
River System
flowing network of water from streams and rivers
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Soil
Regolith
Soil Texture
Loam
A combination of mineral matter, water, and air - that portio…
rock and mineral fragments
refers to the proportions of different particle sizes. ... Sand,…
a mixture of all three sizes that is best suited for plant li…
Soil
A combination of mineral matter, water, and air - that portio…
Regolith
rock and mineral fragments
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
% of earth's surface covered with water
Most freshwater is in ______ form
Basline water stress
% of earth's water that is atmospheric
70% (97.5% salty, 1.74% frozen, 1% fresh)
ice
Total annual water withdrawals as a % of annual flow in that…
0.001%
% of earth's surface covered with water
70% (97.5% salty, 1.74% frozen, 1% fresh)
Most freshwater is in ______ form
ice
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Chapter 11 Environmental Science
biodiversity
biodiversity hot sptos
existence value
extinction
The genetic, species, and ecological diversity of the organis…
Areas with exceptionally high numbers of endemic species.
The importance we place on just knowing that a particular spe…
The irrevocable elimination of species; can be a normal proce…
biodiversity
The genetic, species, and ecological diversity of the organis…
biodiversity hot sptos
Areas with exceptionally high numbers of endemic species.
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Environmental Science: Chapter 11
Biodiversity
Extinction
Genetic Diversity
Mutations
Biodiversity of genes, species, and ecosystems
Total elimination of species
The number of kinds of genes present in a population
New genetic information in population
Biodiversity
Biodiversity of genes, species, and ecosystems
Extinction
Total elimination of species
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Biological Diversity/ Biodiversity
Species
Species Diversity
Species Richness
variety of life at all levels of organization, species, genet…
a set of individuals that share certain characteristics and c…
the number of species or variety of species in a particular r…
the number of species
Biological Diversity/ Biodiversity
variety of life at all levels of organization, species, genet…
Species
a set of individuals that share certain characteristics and c…
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Environmental Science for AP Chapter 11
Undernutrition
Malnourished
Food security
Food insecurity
The condition in which not enough calories are ingested to ma…
Having a diet that lacks the correct balance of proteins, car…
A condition in which people have access to sufficient, safe,…
A condition in which people do not have adequate access to food
Undernutrition
The condition in which not enough calories are ingested to ma…
Malnourished
Having a diet that lacks the correct balance of proteins, car…
Chapter 11 Vocab Environmental Science
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface
as streams and rivers move across the land, they form a flowi…
An area of land that drains into a river or lake.
The water that is beneath Earth's surface.
Surface Water
fresh water on Earth's land surface
River System
as streams and rivers move across the land, they form a flowi…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Drought
How many days can a human live without…
What percent of the Earth is fresh water
What percent of Earth's freshwater is…
The word causes fear
3 days
3%
70%
Drought
The word causes fear
How many days can a human live without…
3 days
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Environmental Science - Chapter 11
invasive species
extinction
selective pressure
adaption
a non-native species (a species outside its range) whose intr…
the complete loss of a species from an area; may be local (go…
a nonrandom influence that affects who survives or reproduces
a trait that helps an individual survive or reproduce
invasive species
a non-native species (a species outside its range) whose intr…
extinction
the complete loss of a species from an area; may be local (go…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
1. Where is most of Earth's fresh wate…
2. What is surface water?
3. What is the relationship between su…
4. Why is chlorine added to water duri…
Ice caps and glaciers
Lakes, rivers, and streams
Surface water percolates through the soil to form groundwater
To kill pathogens in the water
1. Where is most of Earth's fresh wate…
Ice caps and glaciers
2. What is surface water?
Lakes, rivers, and streams
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Holt Environmental Science: Chapter 11-Water Cycle
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
The area of land that is drained by a river is... known
Water stored beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and... rock…
surface water
fresh water on Earth's land surface. is found in lakes, river…
river system
As streams and rivers move across the land, they... form a flowi…
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Chapter 11 Environmental Science by Jaden Kendall
Surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
Surface water
River system
Environmental Science CH 11
The water cycle
Evaporation
Condensation
Precipitation
unending circulation of water on the planet
water changes from liquid to gas and moves to the atmosphere
water vapor changes back to a liquid in clouds
liquid water falls in the form of rain or snow
The water cycle
unending circulation of water on the planet
Evaporation
water changes from liquid to gas and moves to the atmosphere
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Water Shed
Ground Water
Water naturally open to the atmosphere; water from estuaries,…
The aggregate of stream channels draining a river basin.
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to dif…
water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, san…
Surface Water
Water naturally open to the atmosphere; water from estuaries,…
River System
The aggregate of stream channels draining a river basin.
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