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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