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Chapter 10 Vocab

TermDefinition
infiltration process by which precipitation that has fallen on land surfaces enters the ground and becomes groundwater
zone of saturation region below Earth's surface where all the pores of a material are completely filled with groundwater
permeability ability of a material to let water pass through is high in material with large well connected pores and oow in material with few pores or small pores
water table upper boundary of the zone of saturation that rises during wt seasons and drops during dry periods.
zone of aeration region above the water table where materials are moist but pores contain mostly air.
aquifer permeable underground layer through which groundwater flows relatively easily.
aquiclude impermeable layer that is a barrier to groundwater such as silt clay and shale.
spring natural discharge of groundwater at earths surface where an aquifer and an aquiclude come in contact.
hot spring thermal spring with temperature higher than that of the human body.
geyser
cave
sinkhole
karst topography
stalactite
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