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Greenfield-Hydrology

Water Cycle and Oceanography

TermDefinition
Ocean
Composition
Glacier
Saltwater
Groundwater(infiltration)
Currents Ocean water moving in a regular pattern
Salinity the amount of salt in the water
Density
Temperature
Condensation cool temperatures changing water vapor to liquid water
Conduction
Radiation
Transfer of Energy
Evaporation the Sun's heat changing liquid water changing to water vapor
Precipitation water in the form of rain, snow, hail, or sleet returning to Earth
Convection
Tides the rise and fall of large bodies of water due to the moon's gravitational pull
Gulf Stream Warm current which brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico. It creates a mild climate for the Southern US and Britain.
Waves the wind's energy moving through ocean water
Neap Tides when the Sun, Earth, and moon are at an Ninety degree angle, very little tidal range
Spring Tides when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in a straight line, creates a SUPER big tidal range
Water Cycle the continuous movement of water from Earth's oceans to its atmosphere, and back to the crust. Powered by the sun.
Coriolis Effect the apparent "curving" of currents due to Earth's rotation
Transpiration evaporation off of plants
Created by: pattigreenfield