Flashcards in Bodies Of Water Deck (9)
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