flashcards

Fresh Water

Question Answer
Water cycle The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmospheric to the land and back the ocean
Water table The upper surface of underground water;the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
Aquifer A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater
Porosity The percentage of the total volume of a rock of sediment that consist of open spaces
Permeability The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores
Artesian spring A spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer
Evaporation
Takes place when water from the oceans and the Eartha??s surface changes into water vapor.
Runoff Is precipitation that flows over land into streams and rivers.
Precipitation Is rain, snow,sleet, or hail that falls from clouds onto the Eartha??s land and oceans.
Infiltration Is the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity.
Groundwater Water located within the rocks below the Eartha??s surface
Zone of aeration Rainwater passes through the upper zone
Zone of saturation Farther down, the water collects in an area.
Impermeable 321
Impermeable A rock that stops the flow of water
Transpiration Is the process by which plant releases water vapor into the air.
Condensation Takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water droplets that form clouds

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