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Flashcards - Freshwater Characteristics & Processes

Flashcards - Freshwater Characteristics & Processes
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pond
A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake
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geyser
A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam
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magnitude
The Richter magnitude scale assigns a magnitude number to quantify the size of an earthquake
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water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
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aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
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Wetlands
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem
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Wetlands
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem
aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
magnitude
The Richter magnitude scale assigns a magnitude number to quantify the size of an earthquake
geyser
A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam
pond
A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake
meanders
A meander, in general, is a bend in a sinuous watercourse or river
river
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river
sinkhole
A sinkhole, also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, shakehole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline , is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer
water table
The water table is the surface where the water pressure head is equal to the atmospheric pressure
hot spots
In geology, the places known as hotspots or hot spots are volcanic regions thought to be fed by underlying mantle that is anomalously hot compared with the surrounding mantle
erosion
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location

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