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Hydrophytes Aquatic plants
Mix of water and salt water Brackish
Species area can support Carrying capacity
Land created by sediment Delta
Mouth of river Estuary
Water with no salt Freshwater
Water beneath surface Ground water
Study of distribution and circulation of water Hydrology
Plant that takes over ecosystem Invasive plant
Put at risk of losing Jeopardized
Cypress tree Knees
Raised embankment Levee
Soft low lying land Marsh
Pollution through runoff Nonpoint source
Matter from organism Organic material
Pollution from certain spot Point source
Square or cubical area Quadrat
Reestablishing environment Restoration
Degree of saltiness Salinity
Stirring of sediment Turbidity
Not wetland or covered in water Uplands
Temporary freshwater pond Vernal pool
Landform with water and soil and vegetation Wetland
Vascular tissue of plant Xylem
5 day school week about wetlands Youth Wetlands week
Green grass with lighter green stripes Zebra grass

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Hydrology Unit Crossword

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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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6.7 Watershed Key terms Crossword

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The land area that supplies water to a river system. Watershed
A ridge of land that separates two watersheds Divide
A stream that flows into a larger stream Tributary
Is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
A river and alot of tributaries River System
The purity of water; how much of other substances are in the water besies the water itself Water Quality
The process of water, ice, wind, or gravity moving sediments Erosion
Pieces of rock or soil that are frequently carried away by moving water in rivers and streams. Sediment
The process of sediment settling ("dropping") in a new location Deposition
The cloudiness or clarity of the water, it determains water quality Turbidity
A broad, flat valley that a river flows through. Flood plain
An area of land that is covered with a shallow layer of waterduring at least part of the year. Wetland
A body of water where fresh water and salt water mix together Estuary
Organisms without backbones, which are visable to the eye without the aid of a microscope (crayfish, snail, worm) Macroinvertebrate
Nonliving factors of a ecosystem Abiotic
The living factors in an ecosystem Biotic
A wetland that looks like a flooded forest with trees and shrubs, most common in the south Swamp
A wetland with tall grass-like plants and no trees. Marsh
A marsh that has brackish or salt water near a coastline. Salt Marsh
Water from precipitation that flows over the ground surface instead of soaking into the ground Runoff
Water that is partly salt and partly fresh, characteritics of estuaries Brackish
This measures how much acidity is in the water. 1-14 PH Potential Hydrogen
A wetland that has mostly mosses, without grasses or trees, most common in the north Bog
Both the living community and the nonliving factors that affect it Ecosystem

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Hydrosphere Crossword

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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

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Biome crossword puzzle!

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A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

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Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

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

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The Hydrosphere Crossword

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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

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Chapter 11 Vocabulary Crossword

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fresh water on Earth's surface surface water
a virus, microorganism, or other substance that causes disease pathogens
a structure built across a river to control the river's flow dam
the ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces or pores permeability
an area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer recharge zone
the accumulation of pollutants at successive levels of the food chain biomagnification
a temperature increase in a body of water that is caused by human activity and that has a harmful effect on water quality and on the ability of that body of water to support life thermal pollution
water that contains wastes from homes or industry wastewater
the water that is beneath the Earth's surface groundwater
the area of land that is drained by a water system watershed
suitable for drinking potable
a process of removing salt from ocean water desalination
the introduction into water of waste matter or chemicals that are harmful to organisms living in the water or to those that drink or are exposed to the water water pollution
a method of providing plants with water from sources other than direct precipitation irrigation
a process that increases the amount of nutrients in a body of water through human activities, such as waste disposal and land drainage artificial eutrophication
the percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces porosity
pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single specific site nonpoint source pollution
a flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin river system
pollution that comes from a specific site point source pollution
an artificial body of water that usually forms behind a dam reservoir
a body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater aquifer

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Watershed Crossword

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A body of water that is mostly surrounded by land Bay
A species of plants or animals that is at serious risk of extinction Endangeredspecies
The amount of salt in the water Salinity
When it rains and water doesn't have a place to go it creates its own path Runoff
A area of land that drains into a common body of water Watershed
When land gradually gets destroyed by natural forces (water,wind,ice) Erosion
A salt or compound that has phosphorus in it and is usually in products like fertilizers Phosphates
A drain where all the water goes when it rains Stromdrain
To keep something in its original state Preservation
A surface that does not collect water Impervioussurface
Species that aren't from here Invasivespecies
Species that are from here Nativespecies
A environment that has all the things a particular plant or animal needs to survive Niche
A natural environment that has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere Carbonsink
The water is slightly salty (mixture of river water and seawater) Brackish
A area that keeps 2 things separated Bufferzone
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake Tributary

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Hydrosphere Crossword Challenge

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All the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds. Hydrosphere
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
The top layer of a body of water. Surfacewater
The portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries. Riverbasins
Water that collects or flows beneath the Earth's surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment, and rocks. Groundwater
They can be relatively inactive in areas where deposits of sediment slowly collect or active areas where tectonic plates meet. Oceanbasins
A shaft or hole sunk to obtain oil, brine, or gas. Wells
A chemical or food that provides what is needed for plants or animals to live and grow. Nutrients
A place or cavity for storage, for anatomical structures serving as a storage space for fluids. Reservoir
A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. Minerals
Gas in a simple physical solution, as distinguished from gas that has reacted chemically with a solvent or other solutes and is chemically combined. Dissolvedgasses
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuaries
The largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems. Examples include salt marshes, inter tidal zones, estuaries, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, the deep sea, and the sea floor. Marineecosystems
A process in which deep, cold water rises toward the surface. Upwelling
A zone or an area that is a conserved natural habitat where plants and animals can thrive. They are also necessary to minimize the impacts of an adjacent land use. Bufferzones
An area deep within the ocean that serves as other animals and plants habitat. Deepoceanecosystems
A microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation. Microbes
Drinkable. Potability
Refers to microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen that are mixed in water and available to aquatic organisms for respiration. Dissolvedoxygen
A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the anion NO3 Nitrates
A measure of hydrogen ion concentration; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. PH
A salt of phosphoric acid. Phosphates
The cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye. Turbidity
Refer to organisms, species or community whose characteristics show the presence of specific environmental conditions. Other terms used are indicator organism, indicator plant and indicator species. Biologicalindicators
The measure of all the salts dissolved in water. Salinity
An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity. Monitor
Refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. Waterquality
A liquid in which substances (or solutes) are dissolved forming a solution. Solvent
Is often a secondary treatment process, used to remove any materials remaining in water. Watertreatment
The conducting, supervising, or managing of something. Stewardship
A liquid suitable for swallowing. Drinkingwater
The mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development. Regulations
A single identifiable source of air, water, thermal, noise or light pollution Pointpollution
Is pollution that enters a waterway from diverse sources. Runoff from precipitation and atmospheric deposition are two of the most common forms of this type of pollution. Nonpointpollution

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Marine Ecosystem Crossword

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Known as nature soup, decomposed marsh grass Detritus
Plants that are adapted to grow, it is either floating on the surface or submerged in mud Hydrophyte
very simple plants that live in water; the size ranks from microscopic plankton to meters-long kelp Algae
poison produced by a living organism Toxin
Where freshwater and salt water meet (coastal area) Estuary
Under layer; something to hold on to or attach to Substrate
an animal that eats another animal for food Predator
Interaction of all living things in an area community
an alteration of adjustment by a species improves the relationship in the environment Adaptation
special blades on the bottom of the kelp above the hold fast that produce spores sporophylls
the top of the kelp forest where blades rest on the surface of the water canopy
a animal that eats plants herbivore
Forms an symbiotic relationship with corals zooxanthellae
a long coral reef near the shore (parallel to it) barrier reef
an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a bay atoll
rise and fall of Earth's water on its coastline Tides
total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample Salinity
algae and animals that float in water which are carried by waves and the currents Plankton
a large stream of (waves) moving water the flows through the oceans Current
rotate between submergence and non submergence because of the tidal waves intertidal
organisms belonging to the animal kingdom. zooplankton

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