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chap 11 water planet

padgett voc quiz

Fresh Water Water that is NOT salty and has little or not taste, color or smell.
Salt Water Water that contains dissolved salts and other minerals.
Water Cycle The continuous movement of water through the environment of the Earth.
Evaporation The process in which water changes from liquid to vapor.
Condensation The process in which water vapor in the atmosphere becomes a liquid.
Precipitation Water that falls from clouds.
Divide A ridge, or continous line of high land, from which water flows in different directions.
Drainage basin An area into which all of the water on one side of a divide flows.
Iceberg A mass of ice floating in the ocean.
Groundwater Water held underground.
Permeable A substance that liquids can flow through.
Impermeable A substance that liquids can NOT flow through.
Water Table The top of the region that is saturated, or completely filled with water.
Aquifer An underground layer of permeable rock or sediment that contains water.
Spring A flow of water from the ground at a place where the surface of the land dips below the water table.
Artesian Well A well in which water flows to the surface naturally because it is under pressure.
Created by: mcrippen