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PSSA vocab unit 3

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Acid deposition A complex chemical and atmospheric phenomenon that occurs when emissions of sulfur and nitrogen compounds and other substances are transformed by chemical processes in the atmosphere and then deposited on earth in either wet or dry form
stream order they are referred to as the Strahler stream order and are used to define stream size based on a hierarchy of tributaries
topographic map a topographic map is a type of map characterized by large-scale detail and quantitative representation of relief, usually using contour lines, but historically using a variety of methods.
watershed an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas
hydrology the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land
groundwater water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock
mitigation the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something
lentic (of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in still, fresh water
lotic (of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in rapidly moving fresh water
Created by: Bryce Romberger