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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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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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Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

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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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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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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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Watershed Crossword

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The type of pollutiont that you know exactly where it is coming from Pointsource
The type of pollution that you do not know exactly where it is coming from nonpointsource
The land that drains into a particular body of water watershed
Water that collects in the cracks and pores underground groundwater
Material that lets water flow through it permeable
Material that does not let water flow through it impermeable
pieces that bbreak off of rock sediment
Water that runs off the surface of a watershed and collects in lakes, rivers and ponds surfacewater
Rain, sleet, hail or snow precipitation
A layer of permeable rock that allows water to flow through it; people drill wells to it to get fresh water aquifer
The flow of water from the surface into the ground infiltration

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Water resources Crossword

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If you don't get your drinking water from a river or reservoir, you probably get it from here Groundwater
A specific body of underground water Aquifer
Where most of South Jersey gets it's drinking water Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer
A body of underground water close to the surface Unconfined aquifer
An impermeable layer underground that water cannot easily pass through Confining Bed
A body of water underneath of an impermeable layer Confined Aquifer
The highest point of the groundwater, closest to the surface Water Table
The total area underground that is filled with water Zone Of Saturation
Water can flow through a material (adj.). Example: a grassy field permeable
Water cannot flow through a material (adj.). Example: a parking lot impermeable
An area of land that drains to a particular body of water on the surface watershed
When rain water seeps underground into an aquifer recharge
Rain water that flows over the surface, often into a stormdrain, to a local stream and ultimately to the ocean Stormwater Runoff
Something people build to capture runoff from an impermeable surface, using natural processes Green Infrastructure
A container for holding water that falls on your roof and flows through the gutter. Often used for gardening Rain Barrel
A planted area, dug out to be lower than the surrounding area, where stormwater can pool and slowly infiltrate into the ground. Often uses native plants Rain Garden
Using native plants that are accustomed to your area's climate, and therefore don't need much extra watering. Also called xeriscaping, from the Greek "xeri" meaning dry naturescaping
A planted area, using grasses, shrubs, and/or trees, that slows down and soaks up stormwater before it reaches a stream or river Riparian Buffer
A special type of pavement that water can flow through. Also called permeable pavement Porous Concrete
Certification that a product meets a certain level of water efficiency. This is to water what EnergyStar is to electricity WaterSense

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Water Crossword

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

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Weathering Crossword Puzzle

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The breaking down and weathering of a rock from mechanical weathering Abrasion
Rocks break by chemical weathering Chemical weathering
Metallic element combines with oxygen and causes chemical change Oxidation
chemical Reaction between water and another substance to form two new substances Hydrolysis
conversions of a compound into a carbonate Carbonation
Percipitation that contains a high concentrarion of acid Acid Percipitation
Weaker rocks weather away at a faster rate than harder rocks Differential Weathering
Mixture of minerals, water, gases, and remains of dead organisms Soil
Layers of soil Soil Profile
Horizontal layer of soil Horizon
Dark, organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals Humus
Process were Earth's surface are loosened, dissolved or worn away Erosion
Water removes topsoil Sheet Erosion
Movement of a large mass of sediment or a section of land down a slope Mass movement
Slow, downslope flow of soil Sulification
Slow downhill movement of weathered rock material Creep

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EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake

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Earth's Fresh Water Crossword

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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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