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a thick sheet ofice covering a large area of land.
the upper area of groundwater
an up-and-down movement of water
a way of getting water into the soil by artificial means
water stored in the cracks and spaces of underground rock
passing a liquid through materials that remove impurities
tiny drops of condensed water in the atmosphere
water in a gas state
the rise and fall of ocean water levels
water in the atmostphere that falls to Earth
More of the Earth's water is found in ___ than in all of Earth's rivers and lakes.
Particles of water go through the process of evaporation as they absorb ______
The water in rivers, lakes, and streams is _______
The place where fresh water and salt water meet.
The atmosphere over a body of water holds more ____ than the atmosphere over a desert.
Fixing leaky faucets and taking short showers are just two methods of _____
Wastes from industry, farming, and humans are the main sources of water ____
Ocean tides are caused by the pull of ____ between Earth, the Moon and the Sun.
Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are types of _______
For a well to produce water, its bottom must be below the ______
Puffy clouds that appear to rise from a flat bottom.
A boundary between air masses where the warm air mass slides up and over the cold air mass.
The force of air pushing on an area.
Clouds that form in layers.
Clouds that have a whispy, feather-like shape.
Sections of air with nearly the same temperature and moisture.
The blanket of air surrounding Earth.
When a cold air mass pushes under a warm air mass.
A boundary between air masses that don't move.
The measurement of how much water vapor is in the air.
What two gases is air mostly made up of?
Nitrogen and oxygen
What is the climate near a large body of water like?
Cloudy, rainy, cooler summers and warmer winters.
When there is rain for several days, this may be the result of a...
In 1997 and 1998, the eastern US and California experienced heavy rains and flooding as a result of this.
All fronts consist of...
A warm air mass and a cold air mass.
Almost all of the word's water is found here.
Water is also found surrounding Earth in this.
Fruits and vegetables contain quite a bit of this.
At low temperatures liquid water can become solid ice by this process.
The oceans never overflow because they lose water through.
Name the states in which water may exist.
gas, liquid, solid
Large streams of water that flow in the ocean are called...
The lowest part of a wave is called a....
In the Northern Hemisphere, warm currents move in this direction
The Moon's orbit around Earth causes daily changes in the...
Areas with no public disposal systems have...
There is wind on Eath because the surce of Earth is...
When a cold air mass meets a warm air mass the cold air mass forces the warm air mass upward, possibly resulting in...
If you see high or low pressure areas on a weather map you can predict that the weather will be...
the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere are layers of...
What is the difference between weather and climate?
Weather is the day to day changes in temperature and conditions and climate is a description of the typical weather for an area over a long period of time.