Water stored below Earth’s surface
GROUNDWATER
are currents that affect the upper most portions of the surface
SURFACE CURRENT
A process where the gas is turned into a liquid.
CONDESATION
amount of space in between soil particles
POROSITY
water seeps down into the ground through the soil
INFILTRATION
the process where a liquid is converted into a gas
EVAPORATION
water evaporating from a plant
TRANSPIRATION
body of saturated rock through which water can easily move
AQUIFER
matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
SEDIMENT
ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
WATERSHED
a hole drilled into the zone of saturation
WELL
EX: rain, snow, or hail.
PRECIPITATION
runs along the surface of the earth
runoff
a barrier that impounds water or underground streams
dam
gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land.
subsidence
process of settling or being deposited as a sediment:
sedimentation
a scale for showing the quality of an environment by indicating the types of organisms present in it
biotic index
a land area that is saturated with water
wetlands
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it
estuary

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