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Description

A change of state from a liquid to a gas Evaporation
A change of state from a gas to a liquid Condensation
The movement of water as it changes state around the earth Water cycle
Water that has gathered in the clouds and falls to earth as #12,13,14, and 15 Precipitation
Water flowing along the surface of the ground Runoff
A natural depression in the ground where water can gather Basin
Areas where fresh and salt water mix to form moderately salty or brackish water Estuaries
Water that has soaked in the earth and has passed through gravel, sand, soil and rocks on it's way back to bodies of water Ground water
Water evaporating from plants Transpiration
Water is always _____, whether it's a lake, a river or an ocean Moving
Is a sublimation of ice Water vapour
Partly melted snow Sleet
Little droplets that fall from the atmosphere Rain
Water vapour that falls from the atmosphere in little ice crystals Snow
Frozen rain that falls from the atmosphere Hail
To move through a system and return to the beginning point again Circulate
A large body of salt water enclosed mostly by land Sea
A body of fresh water enclosed by land Lake
Provides heat energy to evaporate the earth's water Sun
A mixture of gases needed for breathing Air

Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

Hydrology Unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

Hydrosphere Crossword

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Description

Drinkable potable
When a gas changes into a liquid condensation
Saltiness of water salinity
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes runoff
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things universalsolvent
All of the water on Earth hydrosphere
The "skin" or "film" on top of water surfacetension
Property where something sticks to other things adhesion
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution pointsource
Evaporation from plants transpiration
Cloudiness of water turbidity
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail precipitation
The place where salt water and fresh water mix estuary
When a liquid changes to a gas evaporation
Water within the earth groundwater
How easily water can travel through rock permeability
The portion of land drained by a river riverbasin
Oxygen in water dissolvedoxygen
97% of Earth's water is this type saltwater
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here glaciers
The process of water seeping into the ground infiltration
3% of Earth's water is this type freshwater
Property where something sticks to itself cohesion
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs aquifer
The size of the spaces between rock porosity

The Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name given to Earth by astronomers and astrophysicists The Blue Planet
Type of water body ocean
Type of water body lakes
Type of water body pond
Type of water body river
Type of water body creek
Type of water body stream
The mass of water on a planet hydrosphere
Earth's largest source of water oceans
One of Earth's largest sources of freshwater glaciers
The other largest source of freshwater icebergs
Earth's largest source of liquid freshwater groundwater
The interaction between sources of water (2 words) hydrologic cycle
The conversion of liquid water to gaseous water evaporation
Emission of water vapor from plants Transpiration
The process by which water vapor turns into liquid water Condensation
Water falling from the atomosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
Water that runs along the surface of the land (2 words) Surface runoff
Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture's individual components distillation
The average time a given molecule of water will stay in a given water source (2 words) residence time
The measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water salinity
Ocean water that freezes is known as (2 words) sea ice
An iceberg starts as a glacier
A dense, icy pack of snow firn
The water in soil that is not saturated (2 words) soil moisture
The imaginary line between the water-saturated soil and the soil not saturated with water (2 words) water table
The process by which water passes from above the water table to below it percolation
Lake in North America with a high salinity (3 words) Great Salt Lake
The lake in Isreal with a high salinity (2 words) Dead Sea
The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands (2 words) adiabatic cooling
Small particles that water vapor condenses on to form clouds (3 words) cloud condensation nuclei
cloud that has formed on the ground fog
mixture of dirt and fog smog
brownish haze from large amounts of industrial and automobile pollution (2 words) photochemical smog

The Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

When water vapor turns back into a liquid. Condensation
When water falls from the atmosphere back to land. Precipitation
When water turns into water vapor. Evaporation
The water cycle helps regulate ___________________________. Temperature
Covers 70% of the Earth. Water
Water is a basic _______________________ of nature. Element
When plants release water on to their leaves that then evaporates into vapor. Transpiration
Depending on _______________________ precipitation could be rain, snow, sleet, or even hail. Temperature
When water does not get absorbed into the soil. run-off
A large collection of tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. Cloud
The journey of water from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere, and back again. WaterCycle

Hydrology Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the name when water turns into a gas. Evaporation
When water falls from a cloud. PRECIPITATION
This forms clouds. Condensation
Large bodies of water. Oceans
This is our unit. Hydrology
The biggest ocean on earth. Pacific ocean
The smallest ocean on earth. Artic ocean
Water in the soil or ground. Groundwater
Rain falls from this. Clouds
The solid form of water is______. Ice
Evaporated water. Vapor
How water soaks into the ground. Infiltration
Water evaporating on leaves. Transporation
Water that flows across land. Runoff
Another way of saying the water cycle. Hydrolic CYCLE
One state of matter Gas
A state of matter Liquid
A state of matter. Solid
Bodies of water Rivers
Body of water lake

The Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

source of energy for the water cycle Sun
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. precipitation
water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. condensation
the place where most of the evaporation and precipitation occur ocean
water, from rain, snowmelt, or other sources, that flows over the land surface, and is a major component of the water cycle. surface runoff
the process of a substance in a liquid state changing to a gaseous state due to an increase in temperature and/or pressure. evaporation
oceans,lakes,river are all _______________ water sources
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. mountain
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground. clouds
moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops rain
______________ is a continuous process water cycle
. an airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity. gas
having a consistency like that of water or oil, i.e., flowing freely but of constant volume. liquid
The gradual gathering of something accumulation
a substance normally liquid suspended in the air vapor

climate/ weather Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Most common liquid on earth, with a chemical formula of H2O Water
The energy source that fuels the water cycle sun
All of the water on earth's surface, such as lakes seas and water vapor Hydrosphere
The surface vaporization of a liquid onto a gaseous phase evaporation
The conversion of a gas into a liquid when the vapor comes in contact with a cooler state condensation
Rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to the ground precipitation
The process of a liquid traveling from the roots of a plant to small pores in the leaves, where it evaporates transpiration
Water held beneath the earths surface, often absorbed into the soil groundwater
The large body of salt water covering 70%of earth's surface ocean
Water that has not absorbed salt, becoming a solution freshwater
Water that has absorbed salt, and become a solution saltwater
The draining of water from the surface runoff

Spheres of Earth Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Derived from the Greek word GEO which means ground, the Earth's solid body. Geosphere
"Water Sphere" includes all of the rivers, lakes, and oceans of Earth. Hydrosphere
("Air Sphere") is the envelope of air that surrounds the whole Earth. Atmosphere
("rock sphere") the ground you are standing on and the whole crust of Earth's surface. Lithosphere
("life sphere") includes all living things: plants, animals, even your friends! Biosphere
Processes that move matter and energy from one sphere to another are called________ _________. SphereInteractions
Lithosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. land
Hydrosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. water
Atmosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. air
Biosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. life
Examples of the Hydrosphere include Oceans, lakes, rivers, groundwater, polar ice caps, rain, and _____. snow
Examples of the Geosphere include continents, ocean floor, mountains, _______, dust, sand asphalt, and bricks. rocks
Examples of the atmosphere include oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, wind, and ______. ozone
Examples of the Biosphere include Plants, animals, insects, and _________. microbes