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Environmental Science

Unit 7 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Earth system that includes all of the water on the planet
Earth system that includes the rocks, soil, landforms, and interior of the planet
Aquifer ___ happens when water reaches the aquifer
Aquifers provide these as a result of acting as filters
Type of pollution discharged over a wide area and comes from different locations
The underground layer of rock, sand or soil that holds groundwater
A kind of porous sedimentary rock formed from the skeletons of marine organisms
Type of pollution that can be traced back to a single incident
An ___ aquifer has no layers of nonporous material between the water level and ground level
Determines how much water a material can hold
A ___ aquifer has a layer of nonporous material between the water level and ground level that separates water from ground level
Determines whether water can move through the material
A hole in the ground formed when water has dissolved underground rock
The supply of fresh water found beneath the earth's surface
Highest point in an aquifer from in which water can be collected
Process of separating solid matter from a fluid through a filter
The study of geology that focuses on the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of Earth's crust
The contamination of natural water bodies by substances that harm organisms and the environment
Aquifer ___ happens when water leaves the aquifer
The processes that form, break down, and re-form rock from one category to another
A pipe in the ground that reaches the water table