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vocab Mrs.corbett

science bell 4 mrs.corbett

Abiotic The nonliving part of an ecosystem
Biodiversity an ecosystem that has many different species in that are
Biotic The living part of an ecosystem.
Delta A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake.
Divide A ridge of land that separates one drainage basin or watershed from another.
Ecosystem All the living population and nonliving parts of an environment.
Estuary A coastal inlet or bay where freshwater mixes with salty ocean water.
Eutrophication The process by which nutrients in a lake build up over time, causing an increase in the growth of algae.
Groundwate Water that fills the cracks and pores in underground soil and rock layers.
Habitat The place where an organism lives and that provides the things it needs to survive.
Marsh: A grassy area covered by a shallow layer or stream of water.
Meander: A looping curve formed in a river as it winds through its flood plain.
pH: A looping curve formed in a river as it winds through its flood plain.
Pollution A looping curve formed in a river as it winds through its flood plain.
River System All of the streams and channels draining a river system.
Runoff Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground.
Salinity: he total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample.
Stream A channel through which water is continually flowing downhill.
Swamp A flooded forest with trees and shrubs growing in the water.
Turbidity A cloudy condition in water due to suspended silt or organic matter.
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