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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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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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Water Cycle Crossword

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tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

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hydrology Crossword

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water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock groundwater
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different places. watershed
the branch of science concerned with the earth's water hydrology
found in fresh water; not of the sea freshwater
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas hydrosphere
any geological formation containing or conducting ground water aquifer
large geologic basins that are below sea level. ocean basin
tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream estuary
a rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid upwelling
to manage or look after stewardship
the synthesis of any living organisms using energy from chemicals chemosynthesis
pollution that you can easily see and tell where it is coming from point source pollution
a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects pollution
the concentration of dissolved salts in water salinity

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Hydrology Crossword Puzzle

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This is the name when water turns into a gas. Evaporation
When water falls from a cloud. PRECIPITATION
This forms clouds. Condensation
Large bodies of water. Oceans
This is our unit. Hydrology
The biggest ocean on earth. Pacific ocean
The smallest ocean on earth. Artic ocean
Water in the soil or ground. Groundwater
Rain falls from this. Clouds
The solid form of water is______. Ice
Evaporated water. Vapor
How water soaks into the ground. Infiltration
Water evaporating on leaves. Transporation
Water that flows across land. Runoff
Another way of saying the water cycle. Hydrolic CYCLE
One state of matter Gas
A state of matter Liquid
A state of matter. Solid
Bodies of water Rivers
Body of water lake

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OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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What is a continuous, directed movement of seawater Ocean currents
What is horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface. Surface currents
What is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force)[1] that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame. Coriolis Effect
What is MOVEMENT OF WATER LIKE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF OCEAN WATER. Deep Ocean currents
What is The movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface Upwelling
What is (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Niño
what is "Normal" year, easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the West coast of South America. La Niña
What is a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea ? Undertow
What is A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance ? Tsunami
What is a current that the sun heats from near the equator and near the poles Convection current
What is Flow of warm, oxygen rich water downward to deeper water Downwelling
What is Largest surface current that transports more water than all rivers on Earth combined in a years time and carries large amounts of heat Gulf Stream

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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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Water Cycle Crossword

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Most common liquid on earth, with a chemical formula of H2O Water
The energy source that fuels the water cycle sun
All of the water on earth's surface, such as lakes seas and water vapor Hydrosphere
The surface vaporization of a liquid onto a gaseous phase evaporation
The conversion of a gas into a liquid when the vapor comes in contact with a cooler state condensation
Rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to the ground precipitation
The process of a liquid traveling from the roots of a plant to small pores in the leaves, where it evaporates transpiration
Water held beneath the earths surface, often absorbed into the soil groundwater
The large body of salt water covering 70%of earth's surface ocean
Water that has not absorbed salt, becoming a solution freshwater
Water that has absorbed salt, and become a solution saltwater
The draining of water from the surface runoff

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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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OCEANOGRAPHY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Below sea level BASIN
mean flow current
underwater landmass CONTINENTALSHELF
seaward border of the continental shelf continental slope
steep depressions in the deepest parts of the ocean trench
underwater plain on the deep ocean floor abyssal plain
underwater mountains that rise hundreds or thousands of feet from the seafloor. seamount
A wide, gentle incline from an ocean bottom to a continental slope. continental rise
studies the ocean oceanography
an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics mid-ocean ridge
underwater vehicles submersible
shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs lagoon
fluids exiting through diffuse flows are usually cooler, less toxic sea floor vent
partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
aquatic drifting organisms which means they are incapable of swimming against the current and instead plankton

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Hydrosphere Crossword Challenge

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All the water found on, above, and under Earth’s surface. Hydrosphere
The continuous movement of water between Earth’s surface and its atmosphere Water Cycle
Water that collects on the surface of the ground; the top layer of a body of water Surface Water
The land that water flows across or under on its way to a river River Basins
Water located below Earth’s surface Groundwater
A part of Earth’s surface that is covered by ocean water Ocean Basins
A shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas Wells
A substance that an organism needs to carry out life functions Nutrient
A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply Reservoir
A solid inorganic substance if natural occurrence Minerals
A mixture of gas and a solute, which can be either other gases or water Dissolved Gases
A place where freshwater from a river meets and mixes with salt water from the ocean Estuary
All living and nonliving parts of a water based environment (ocean, swamp etc.) Marine Ecosystems
The movement of cold, nutrient rich water from deep layers of the ocean up to the surface Upwelling
An area of land designated for environmental protection Buffer Zones
All living and nonliving parts of the deep ocean Deep Ocean Ecosystems
A microscopic organism Microbe
How safe something is to drink Potability
The amount of gaseous oxygen dissolved in water Dissolved Oxygen
A salt or ester of nitric acid containing the anion NO3 Nitrates
A measure of how acidic or how basic a liquid is pH
A salt or ester of nitric acid containing PO43 Phosphate
A measure of how clear water is Turbidity
An organism used to monitor the health of an ecosystem Bioindicator
The saltiness of a body of water Salinity
An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity Monitor
The chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water Water Quality
In a solution, the substance that does the dissolving Solvent
Any process that makes water more acceptable for a specific end-use. Water Treatment
The following of practices that protect Earth’s resources Stewardship
Water that is safe to drink Drinking Water
A rule or directive made and maintained by an authority Regulations
Pollution that comes from a single, identifiable source Point Pollution
Pollution that comes from many sources or an unidentified source Nonpoint Pollution
North Carolina’s second largest basin Yadkin Pee-Dee River

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