Geography Hydrosphere Vocab

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Geography Hydrosphere Vocab
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Geography Hydrosphere Vocab
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  1. All the water of the earth
    hydrosphere
  2. The circulation of water from one part of the hydrosphere to another
    hydrologic cycle
  3. The process by which water is changed from a liquid to a gas
    evaporation
  4. The process by which water changes from a gas to tiny droplets of liquid
    condensation
  5. The giving off of water vapor by plants through their leaves
    transpiration
  6. The evaporation of water from the ground combined with the transpiration of water by plants
    evapotranspiration
  7. The shallowest part of the ocean, which slopes gently from the continents
    continental shelf
  8. The first streams to form from the runoff of precipitation that falls on hills and mountains
    headwaters
  9. Any smaller stream that flows into a larger stream
    tributary
  10. The body of water formed when a river meets seawater
    estuary
  11. Water found below the earth's surface in the spaces between soil and rock grains
    groundwater
  12. The top of the zone of soil and rock grains that are saturated with water
    water table
  13. The rock layer that allows space for water storage and allows groundwater to move from space to space
    aquifer
  14. The watering of land through pipes, ditches, or canals
    irrigation
  15. The whole region drained by a river and its tributaries - also called drainage basin
    watershed
  16. Any landscape that is covered with water for at least part of the year - includes bogs, coastal marshes, river bottomlands, and wooded swamps
    wetlands
  17. The process by which manufacturing based on machine power becomes widespread in an area
    industrialization
  18. Electricity produced by moving water
    hydroelectricity

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