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Watershed/Wetlands

TermDefinition
evaporation evaporation is the process of a liquid state changing to a gaseous state due to an increase in temperature and/ or pressure.
condensation water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it
precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail-any kind of weather condition where something is falling from the sky
transpiration is the process where plants absorb water through the roots and then give off water vapor through pores in their leaves
runoff the draining away of water from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure.
groundwater water that collects or flows beneath the earth's surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment and rocks. Groundwater originates in from rain and melting snow
source obtained from a particular source
mouth the outfall at the lower end of a river or stream, where flowing water is discharged
velocity is a physical vector quantity, both magnitude and direction are needed to define it. The scalar absolute value (magnitude) of velocity is called "speed."
bed load particles in a flowing fluid, that are transported along the bed. Bed load is complementary to suspend the load and wash load. Bed load moves by rolling, sliding, and or saltating
tributaries stream that flows into a larger body
tophography the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area
gradient the degree to which something declines
Created by: gustavosalas