Aquatic Systems Crossword

Lands that are transitional between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and are covered with water for at least part of the year
The movement of fresh water from precipitation and snowmelt to rivers, lakes, wetlands, and ultimately the ocean
A land area that delivers water into a stream or river system
The underground caverns and porous layers of underground rock in which groundwater is stored
The uppermost level of an unconfined aquifer, below which the ground is saturated with water
The area bordering a river that is subject to flooding
The sinking or settling of land caused by aquifer depletion (as groundwater supplies are removed)
The movement of seawater into freshwater aquifer located near the coast; caused by aquifer depletion
Treated wastewater that is reused in some way, such as for irrigation, manufacturing processes that require water for cooling, wetlands restoration, or groundwater recharge
The removal of salt from ocean or brackish water enrichment, (1) The process by which uranium ore is refined after mining to increase the concentration of fissionable U-235. (2) The fertilization of a body of water, caused by the presence of high levels of plant and alga nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus
A process in which the energy of organic molecules is released within cells
The amount of oxygen needed by microorganisms to decompose (by aerobic respiration) the organic material in a given volume of water
The enrichment of a lake, estuary, or slow flowing stream by nutrients that because increased photosynthetic productivity
Low dissolved oxygen concentrations that occur in many bodies of water when nutrients stimulate the growth of algae that subsequently die and are decomposed by oxygen-using bacteria
Water pollution that can be traced to a specific spot because it is discharged into the environment through pipes, sewers, or ditches
Pollutants that enter bodies of water over large areas rather than being concentrated at a single point of entry

Water Vocabulary Crossword

Water Vocabulary Crossword

Having a positively charged end and a negatively charged end
water sticking to water
Water sticking to another surface
The skin of the water created by cohesion.
The ratio of mass to volume in a substance.
The amount of energy to raise temperature.
The saltiness of a body of water.
Water that flows over the land without sinking.
Underwater vent found near volcanoes.
Weather pattern that develops over the ocean.
Zone of the ocean.
Water located below Earth's surface.
A rock layer that collects and stores groundwater.
A surface able to penetrated by water.
A surface that water cannot penetrate.
An area of land that drains into drains, etc, to a river.
The land that water flows across or under.
Freshwater stream.
Where freshwater and saltwater mix and meet.
Large material or artificial lake.
Movement of cold water.
A process, weathered rock is picked up and moved.
Where eroded materials such as rock and other materials are deposited by water, wind, ice.
Organisms that live in top layer of ocean.
Enrichment of an ecosystem.
When organisms go far down.
Technique that uses sound.
Amount of present in the water.

Hydrology Unit Crossword

Hydrology Unit  Crossword

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

Weathering and Erosion Crossword

Weathering and Erosion Crossword

What type of weathering breaks smaller pieces of rock from larger pieces
What type of weathering slowly dissolves rock
What is the process in which wind, water, gravity transport soil?
When farmers change crops to protect nutrient depletion.
When farmers grow a crop between seasons to prevent erosion.
Creating a series of steps so that farming can occur on a steep hill
Leaving the previous season's stalks behind to prevent erosion.
Refers to the pore space in soil taken up by water or oxygen
Water dissolves and carries nutrients in topsoil to lower layers
The top layer of soil
The most fertile section of topsoil
The layer of rock beneath soil layers
When water in the air causes chemical change
Repeated freezing and thawing in cracks of rock
Type of weathering in which harder rock weathers less than softer rock
When limestone is dissolved underground, you get a...
When pollution and rain weather together.
Grinding away of rock
Agent of mechanical weathering
Agent of chemical weathering
Living agent of mechanical weathering
Rock that is the source of the fragments
Protecting soil from nutrient loss or erosion
When water slows and drops sediment
Deposition that occurs as a body of water slows to flow into another
Sediment deposits here when a river overflows its banks (pg.318)
a fan-shaped deposion on land
As a mountain ages, its peaks become (rounder/sharper)

Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

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

Water Crossword

Water Crossword

An underground layer of rock or soil that holds water
An underground water source in which water rises because of the pressure of the weight of the rocks and soil above the aquifer
Place where an organism lives and receives all things it needs to survive
A region of land drained by a river and its tributaries
Having pores or openings that allow water or other liquids to flow through them
When water seeps into rocks and between particles of soil
Water found on the surface of the Earth
Does not allow water to flow through
A large mass of ice moving over land
Water located below Earth's surface
A land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year
Found in oceans, cannot be drank by humans until after the salt is removed
A lake that stores water for human use
Water we use on earth for cooking, drinking, etc. no salt

Hydrosphere Vocabulary Crossword

Hydrosphere Vocabulary Crossword

The water at the ocean surface is moved primarily by winds that blow in certain patterns because of the Earth's spin and the Coriolis Effect.
the concentration of dissolved salts in water etc., usually expressed in parts per thousand by weight.
the action or process of adhering to a surface or object.
the process of removing salt from seawater.
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
he cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles
an organism whose status in an ecosystem is analyzed as an indication of the ecosystem's heath.
land consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land.
(of a river or road) follow a winding course.
excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen.

Hydrosphere Crossword

Hydrosphere Crossword

When a gas changes into a liquid
Saltiness of water
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things
All of the water on Earth
The "skin" or "film" on top of water
Property where something sticks to other things
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution
Evaporation from plants
Cloudiness of water
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail
The place where salt water and fresh water mix
When a liquid changes to a gas
Water within the earth
How easily water can travel through rock
The portion of land drained by a river
Oxygen in water
97% of Earth's water is this type
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here
The process of water seeping into the ground
3% of Earth's water is this type
Property where something sticks to itself
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs
The size of the spaces between rock

freshwater vocabulary Crossword

freshwater vocabulary Crossword

the area of land that is drained by a river system
the path that a stream follows
any form of water that falls to Earth's surface from the clouds; includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail
the materials carried by a stream
the raising of aquatic plants and animals for human use or consumption
the change of state from a liquid to a gas
the ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores
the volume of water that flows within a given time
a stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream
the percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces
the water that is beneath the Earth's surface
a well whose water comes from an artesian aquifer
the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land.
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding
a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source, or the basin or flow formed in such a way.
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
an area of land that does not let water pass through easily
the bed or channel in which a river flows.
water that collects on the surface of the ground.
the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance

Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water?
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis?
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone?
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water?
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called?
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates?
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called?
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called?
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea?
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water?
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean?
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called?
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called?

Aquatic Biomes Crossword

Aquatic Biomes Crossword

The ecosystem that blends freshwater with saltwater
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
Freshwater has very little
Algae and amobas are examples of
Bodies of water surround by land
An area of land saturated with water mor part of the year
Plant found in wetlands
These ecosystems protect nearby land from floods and erosion
An ecosystem that can flow fast or slow
A plant found in rivers or streams
A partially enclosed body of water formed were a river flows into an ocean
A tree that grows in an estuary
Cordgrass has adaptations that help them get rid of excess
This biome includes saltwater ecosystems
The underwater zone from the shore to the edge of the continental shelf
Where the abyssal zone is found
This ecosystem extends from the edge of the continental shelf to its base
A forest found in the marine biome