Flow of Water Cross Word Puzzle

Created
Dec 8, 2016
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The process by which soil and sediment are transported from one location to another. EROSION
the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration. WATERCYCLE
Water from the oceans and the Earth's surface changes into water vapor. EVAPORATION
Water vapor cools and changes into water droplets that form clouds in the atmosphere. CONDENSATION
Rain,snow,sleet, or hail from clouds onto the Earth's land and ocean. PRECIPITATION
The downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity. PERCOLATON
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure. RUNOFF
The area of land that is drained by a water system. WATERSHEDS
Water flow downwards towards a lake, ocean, or sea. RIVERSYSTEM
The boundary between watersheds in the United States. Separates the Atlantic and Pacific Watersheds. CONTINENTIALDIVIDE
The path that a stream follows CHANNEL
The measure of the change in elevation over a certain distance. GRADIENT
The amount of water that a stream or river carries in a given amount of time. DISCHARGE
The material a stream or river can carry downstream. LOAD
A stream can bounce large materials,such as pebbles and boulders, along the stream bed. Bed Load
A stream can carry small rocks and soil in suspension (makes a river look muddy). Suspended Load
Material carried in solution, which means that the material is dissolved in the water. Dissolved Load
The process in which material is laid down. Deposition
Rock and soil deposited by streams. sediment
A fan shaped mass of materials deposits that,unlike deltas,form of dry land. Delta
fan shaped deposits that, unlike deltas, form on dry land. Alluvial fans
An area along a river that forms from sediments deposited when the river overflows its banks. Floodplain
Water located within the rocks below the surface of the Earth. Groundwater
A zone where water passes through. Zone of Aeration
Where water fills the spaces between rock. Zone of Saturation
Where the two zones meet is. Water table
Rock layer that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater. Aquifer
The % of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces. Porosity
The rock's ability to let water pass through. Permeability

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Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

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Dec 7, 2016
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Water found on Earth's land surface. Surface Water
Continuous movement of water between Earth and its atmosphere Water Cycle
A flowing network of water formed by rivers and streams River System
Area of land that is drained by a river Watershed
Water found beneath the earth's surface groundwater
Underground formation that contains groundwater Aquifer
ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it permeability
Area of Earth's surface from which water percolates down into an aquifer recharge zone
A hole that is dug or drilled to reach groundwater well
percentage of the total volume of a rock that has spaces (pores) porosity
The level undergound where rocks and soil are saturated with water water table

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Weathering Erosion Surface Water Vocabulary Crossword

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Feb 10, 2016
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The breakup of rock due to exposure to process that occur at or near Earth's surface is called Weathering
Erosion is the removal and transport of materials by natural agents such as _______ and running water Wind
The breakdown of rock that takes place when a rock is broken into smaller peices of the same material without changing its composition MechanicalWeathering
The breakdown or _________ of a rock that takes place when minerals are changed into different substances is called Chemical Weathering Decomposition
A mechanical wheathering process in which water freezes in the cracks of a rock and ________ apart is called frost wedging Wedges
The wearing away of rock material by grinding action is called Abrasion
The peeling of surface layers from _______ bedrock is called exfoliation Exposed
______ is the chemical reaction of water with other substances Hydrolysis
Rainwater that contains unusually high amounts of acids that can be traced back to pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen compounds, and carbon dioxide is called AcidRain
Oxidation is the chemical reaction of ________ with other substances Oxygen
Mass movement is the _________ transportation of large masses of earth materials by gravity Downslope
________ is the slow, often imperceptible, movement of soil down a slope Creep
The downslope movement of water that contains large amounts of suspended clay and silt is called Mudflow
________ is the higher land that separates one drainage basin from another Divide
All the land that ______ into the river either directly or through its tributaries; a watershed is called drainage basin Drains
________ is sand, pebbles, and boulders that are moved along the bed of a stream and that are too heavy to be carried in suspension BedLoad
The volume of water that passes a certain point in a stream or river in a given amount of time is called Discharge
A river and all of its tributaries RiverSystem
_______ is a state in whk materials carried by a river are stirred up and kept from sinking by the turbulence of stream flow Suspention
The slope or incline of an area of land or of a stream is called Gradient
A measure of the total amount of sediment a stream can carry is called Capacity
A crescent-shaped body of water formed when sediments deposited by a river cut off a meander from the river is called OxbowLake
Broad, looping bends in a river are called Meanders
A wide, level area that borders a river and is covered by its water during a flood is called Floodplain
A measure that describes the maximum size of the particles a stream can carry is called Competence
A fan-shaped deposite that forms when a river flows into a quiet or large body of water, such as a lake, and ocean, or an island sea is called Delta
A stream that runs into another stream or river is called a Tributary
All the land that drains into the river either directly or through its tributaries; a drainage basin is called a Watershed

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Water Vocabulary Crossword

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Feb 15, 2016
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Having a positively charged end and a negatively charged end Polarity
water sticking to water Cohesion
Water sticking to another surface Adhesion
The skin of the water created by cohesion. Surface tension
The ratio of mass to volume in a substance. Density
The amount of energy to raise temperature. Specific heat
The saltiness of a body of water. Salinity
Water that flows over the land without sinking. Runoff
Underwater vent found near volcanoes. Hydrothermal vent
Weather pattern that develops over the ocean. El-Nino
Zone of the ocean. Photic zone
Water located below Earth's surface. Groundwater
A rock layer that collects and stores groundwater. Aquifer
A surface able to penetrated by water. Permeable
A surface that water cannot penetrate. Impermeable
An area of land that drains into drains, etc, to a river. Watershed
The land that water flows across or under. River basin
Freshwater stream. Tributary
Where freshwater and saltwater mix and meet. Estuary
Large material or artificial lake. Reservoir
Movement of cold water. Upwelling
A process, weathered rock is picked up and moved. Erosion
Where eroded materials such as rock and other materials are deposited by water, wind, ice. Sedimentation
Organisms that live in top layer of ocean. Phytoplankton
Enrichment of an ecosystem. Eutrophication
When organisms go far down. Chemosynthesis
Technique that uses sound. Sonar
Amount of present in the water. Dissolved oxygen

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Weathering and Erosion Crossword

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Oct 27, 2016
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What type of weathering breaks smaller pieces of rock from larger pieces Mechanical
What type of weathering slowly dissolves rock chemical
What is the process in which wind, water, gravity transport soil? Erosion
When farmers change crops to protect nutrient depletion. Crop rotation
When farmers grow a crop between seasons to prevent erosion. cover crop
Creating a series of steps so that farming can occur on a steep hill Terracing
Leaving the previous season's stalks behind to prevent erosion. no till
Refers to the pore space in soil taken up by water or oxygen porosity
Water dissolves and carries nutrients in topsoil to lower layers leaching
The top layer of soil topsoil
The most fertile section of topsoil humus
The layer of rock beneath soil layers bedrock
When water in the air causes chemical change oxidation
Repeated freezing and thawing in cracks of rock ice wedging
Type of weathering in which harder rock weathers less than softer rock differential
When limestone is dissolved underground, you get a... cave
When pollution and rain weather together. acid rain
Grinding away of rock abrasion
Agent of mechanical weathering wind
Agent of chemical weathering water
Living agent of mechanical weathering plants
Rock that is the source of the fragments parent rock
Protecting soil from nutrient loss or erosion soil conservation
When water slows and drops sediment deposition
Deposition that occurs as a body of water slows to flow into another delta
Sediment deposits here when a river overflows its banks (pg.318) floodplain
a fan-shaped deposion on land alluvial fan
As a mountain ages, its peaks become (rounder/sharper) rounder

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Weathering, Erosion and Deposition Crossword

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Sep 5, 2017
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the process by which sediment and other materials are moved from one place to another Erosion
process by which eroded material is dropped deposition
materials carried by a stream load
flat area formed by layers of deposited sediment floodplain
fan shaped pattern where streams deposit their loads delta
a fan shaped deposit that forms on dry land alluvial fan
a place where land and a body of water meet shoreline
water located within the rocks below Earth's surface groundwater
an area of shoreline that is made up of material deposited by waves and currents beach
mounds of wind deposited sand dunes
thick deposits of windblown, fine-grained sediment loess
term for all materials carried and deposited by a glacier Glacial drift
large mass of moving ice that forms by the compacting of snow by natural forces glacier
sudden and rapid movement of a large amount of material downslope landslide

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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Crossword

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Sep 14, 2017
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The dropping of weathered rock by wind or moving water. deposition
Very small pieces of rock, sand, and silt carried by water. Sediment
A hill's _______ affects how gravity will act on it. slope
The process of moving weathered rock from one place to another. erosion
This causes rocks and sediment to slide down mountains and cliffs. gravity
Huge sheets of ice. glaciers
The ______ from flowing water can carry sediment down a river. energy
When huge chunks of rock and soil slide down a slope all at once. landslide
The process of rock breaking apart. weathering
This carries sediment down a river or along a beach. water
Carries soil and other sediment wind
Hills formed from the dropped-off sediment from glaciers. moraines

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Weathering Crossword

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Mar 6, 2016
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the breaking down of rock by mechanical action of an other rock ABRASION
when strong acids fall to Earth they are called ACIDPRECIPITATION
the process by which rock is broken down by physical changes PHYSICALWEATHERING
the breakdown of rock by physical and chemical changes WEATHERING
the process when the outer layers of rock slowly peel away EXFOLIATION
the breaking down and wearing away of rock material by the mechanical action of other rock ABRASION
the breakdown of rocks by chemical reactions CHEMICALWEATHERING
the process by which other chemical combine with oxygen OXIDATION
a common feature in cave systems STALACTITES
a common feature in cave systems STALAGMITES
the process by which by which sediment is moved to one place to another EROSION
the process by which eroded material is dropped DEPOSITION
layers of deposited sediment can form a flat area called a FLOODPLAIN
streams often deposits their loads in a fan-shaped pattern DELTA
a fan-shaped deposit that forms on dry land ALLUVIALFAN
the water located within the rocks below Earth's surface GROUNDWATER
is a place where land and a body of water meet SHORELINE
an area of shorelinethat is made up ofmaterial deposited by waves and currents BEACH
an underwater or exposed ridge of sand, gravel, or shell material SANDBAR
a long narrow island usally made of sand BARRIERISLAND
mounds of wind-deposited sands are called DUNES
deposites of this windblown, finegrained sediment LOESS
a large mass of moving ice GLAICER
the general term for all materials carried and deposited by a glaicer GLACIERDRIFT
slow movement of material downslope CREEP
happens when loose rocks fall down a steep slope ROCKFALL
the sudden movement of a large amount of material downslope LANDSLIDE
a rapid movement of a large mass of mud is called MUDFLOW

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Freshwater Vocabulary Crossword

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Dec 14, 2017
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A stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream Tributary
The bed or channel in which a river flows;bottom of the river Riverbed
A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply; a place where water collects Rservior
When water flows out from the ground due to the water table reaching Earth's surface Spring
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces Porosity
The process where plants roots absorb water and then give off water vapor through pores in their leaves Transpiration
A human-made hole that is deeper than the level of the water table Well
Water that collects on the surface of the ground Surfacewater
The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores Permeability
The path that a stream follows Channel
The measure of the change in elevation over a certain distance Gradient
The area of land that is drained by a river system Watershed
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater Aquifer
A rock that stops the flow of water Impermeable
The sequence of evaporation,condensation,and precipitation...(water cycle) Hydrologiccycle
The amount of water that a stream or river carries in a given amount of time Discharge
The materials carried by a stream Load
The boundary where the zone of aeration and the zone of saturation meet Watertable
The process when water goes downward in soil Infiltration
The liquid that drains or 'leaches' from a landfill Leachate
An area along a river that forms from sediments deposited when the river overflows its banks Floodplain
The ground surface where water enters an aquifer Recharge
The amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of another substance Solubility
The water located within the rocks below the Earth’s surface Groundwater
The downward movement of water through pores and other spaces due to gravity Percolation

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Earth's Fresh Water Crossword

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Feb 16, 2016
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Water returns to Earth in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail precipitation
Does not contain large amounts of minerals soft water
something that dissolves another substance solvent
the underground region in which all the pores are filled with water zone of saturation
water vapor changes to liquid condensation
the charged ends of a water molecule polarity
a land area where surface runoff drains into a river or stream watershed
area between the zone of saturation and zone of aeration watertable
huge mass or moving ice and snow glacier
water changes to water vapor evaporation
the region where the pores are filled with air zone of aeration
contains large amounts of minerals hard water
water that enters a river or stream after a heavy rain or thaw surfacerunoff
something that contains two or more substances mixed solution
large chunks of ice that break off from cliffs and drifts into water icebergs
the movement of water from the oceans to the freshwater watercycle
space between particles of soil porespace
materials through which water can move permeable
a layer of rock or sediment that allows water to pass freely aquifer

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Hydrology Unit Crossword

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Apr 11, 2016
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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

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