Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

science hydrology

unit c hydrology terms

Bio Indictors Organisms or parts of organisms that are used to asses ecosystem health
Bio Magnification The dose level increases at each level
Plankton small and microscopic organisms that move with the currents
Universal solvent lots of substances dissolve in it
upwelling the movement of nutrients rich water from deep to shallow areas
Aquifer rock layer that stores water and allows water to flow through it
Buoyancy ability of fluid to exert a force upward on an object
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
Oceanic Zone open waters of the ocean
Lake a low piece of land that surface runoff collects
Polarity the uneven charges of water one end is negative the other end is positive
Point Source the source of pollution is identified
photosynthesis the absorbing of sunlight to create dissolved oxygen (Light energy + CO2 + Water = Glucose + oxygen)
Nekton Swimming animals that can move independently throughout the currents
Oceanography the study of oceans
Non Point Source the source of pollution is not identified
Watersheds areas of land were water collects and drains into one place
Water table the highest part in the ground is filled with water (holds water)
Impermeable Rock Resistent of the passage of water
Respiration disolved oxygen in the ocean to help the organisms breath (Oxygen + Glucose = Energy
Tributaries Feed into rivers
Bio accumulation the accumulation of a substance in an organism
GIS Global Informational System makes multiple maps of the same location and place
Remote sensing Using satellite to monitor oceans
Hydrothermal Vents cracks in the oceans crust that releases mineral rich water that was heated by earths inter core
Intertidle zone shoreline area between high and low tides
Glacier masses of ice and snow that move slowly over earths surface
Oceans cover 71% of earths surface
Polar ice caps most freshwater is frozen at the polar ice caps
Salinity the saltiness of water
Nertic Zone slopes down from the edge of the shoreline to the ocean floor
Cohesion water molecules stick together
GPS Global Positional Satellite accuratly maps the ocean
Physical Indicators involve hand-on-hand monitoring (like ground truthing)
Turbidity the measure of how clear water is
PH the measure of how acidic a liquid is
Nitrates compounds used for growth by plants and alge
Desalination process used to seperate salt from sea water through boiling water
Permable Rock allowing the passage of water
Specific Heat the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of water
Groundwater water in the ground
Surface tension force on the surface of water that causes objects more dence than water to float on top
Wetlands areas of land that stay wet throughout the year
Natural Resources food exc.
Pollution any substance or form of energy that can cause harm to the enviroment and make unfit for organisms
Benthos plants and animals living near the ocean bottom
Density mass/volume
Adhesion tendency of water to stick to another surface
Alal blooms rapid growths of algae
Created by: juliabc