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Hydrosphere and Bios

? includes all of the water on or near the Earth's surface. hydrosphere
? is the continuous movement of water into the air, onto land, and then back to water sources. water cycle
? is the process by which liquid water is heated by the sun and then rises into the atmosphere as water vapor. evaporation
In the process of ? water vapor forms water droplets on dust particles. condensation
In the process of ? rain, snow, sleet, or hail forms and fall to the Earth. precipitation
Water covers a little over ? percent of the Earth's surface. 70
The largest ocean on Earth is the ? Pacific
The deepest point on the ocean floor is in the ? ocean. Pacific
The Pacific Ocean is divide into the North Pacific and South Pacific based on ?. direction of surface current flows in each
The smallest ocean is the ?. Arctic Ocean
The difference between ____________ and _____________ is that the _________________ contains more salt. ocean water, fresh water, ocean water
The salinity of ocean water is the concentration of all the dissolved ? it contains. salt
The ? is the layer in which the temperature falls rapidly with depth. thermocline
One of the most important function of the world ocean is to absorb and store ? from the sun. energy
The ocean both absorbs and releases heat more slowly than ? does. Earth
Local temperatures in different areas of the planet are also regulated by the world ?. ocean
? are stream like movements of water that occur near the surface of the ocaean. surface currents
? are stream like movements of water that flow very slowly along the ocean floor. deep currents
Most of the fresh water i locked up in ? and ?. icecaps and glaciers
A ? contains all of the land drained by a river. river system
? are smaller stream or rivers that flow into larger ones. tributaries
Most of the rain that falls on the surface is found in the form of ?. ground water
A rock layer that stores and allows the flow of ground water is called an ?. aquifer
The surface of the land where water enters and aquifer is called a ?. recharge zone
The ? is the layer of the Earth where life can be found. biosphere
The biosphere is made up of the uppermost level of the ?, most of the ? and the lower part of the ?. geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere
The tiny, free floating, marine algae are known as ?. phytoplankton
Most of the animals living deep in the ocean feed on ? plants and animals that drift down from the surface. dead
In a ? system, energy enters the environment, but matter does not. closed
In an ? system, both matter and energy are exchanged between a system and the surrounding environment. open
Makes up all the water on the earth? hydrosphere ELLIS
continuous movement of water into the air, onto land,then back threw the cycle water cycle ELLIS