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What type of bodies of water have extreme tides?

Isolated - areas where it is difficult for water to enter & exit


What are tides and how are they affected?

Created by the pull of gravity by moon & sun

Raising & lowering of water level twice in a 24 hour period


How are waves created?

By wind - stirs the ocean's surface over great distances


How do waves work far our vs. Shallow

Waves are constantly moving at a similar pace regardless of area

When they are in a shallower area, they raise up higher causing them to crash
* less room to move *


Explain the water cycle (evaporation & condensation)

1. Water stored in the ocean is heated by the sun and evaporates into the air
2. Condensation occurs when the particles & vapor pulls together until they are too heavy


Explain the water cycle (Precipitation & Infiltration)

3. Precipitation comes down as rain, snow, sleet, hail (determined by temperature)
4. If ground is not porous or too saturated it does not absorb the water
* it becomes run-off into the ocean in streams & rivers
* taking salt back

5. Water absorbing into the ground is called infiltration


What is a water table?

Water infiltrated and in the ground


How do rivers, lakes, oceans, and estuaries (brackish / fresh goes into salt) differ greatly? What do these differences depend on?

Differ greatly in their salinity levels

Differences depend on how water enters and leaves the body of water


Why do some bodies of water tend to have lower salinity levels than others?

Bodies with drainage have lower salinity levels

Big Bear Lake has a drainage - less salinity

Salt Lake has no drainage - more salinity