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the quality of water that makes it able to dissolve more substances than any other solvent can universal solvent
the ability of a fluid to exert an upward force on an object that is immersed in the fluid buoyancy
a measure of the mass of a substance per unit volume density
the concentration of salts in a liquid such as water salinity
the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of a substance by 1 ºC specific heat
an area of land where precipitation collects and then drains into a single collection place, often a lake or an ocean water shed (river basin)
small streams that flow into a river tributary
a rock layer that stores water and allows water to flow through it aquifer
land areas that remain wet for all or part of the year wetland
an area where salty ocean water mixes with fresh water from rivers estuary
a process used to separate the salt from seawater for the purpose of reclaiming one or both materials desalination
the method of determining the depth of the ocean using echoes; acronym for sound navigation and ranging sonar
cracks in the ocean crust that release mineral-rich water that has been heated by Earth’s interior hydrothermal vent
process in which carbohydrates are made from carbon dioxide and water using chemical nutrients as the energy source rather than sunlight like in photosynthesis chemosynthesis
the movement of colder, nutrient-rich waters from the deep ocean into shallow areas upwelling
Created by: janepope