water resources Flashcards Preview

Envirionmental Science 101 > water resources > Flashcards

Flashcards in water resources Deck (7)
Loading flashcards...
1

Water is a polar molecule

Meaning it has oppositely charged poles

2

What is the only substance too exist in all 3 phases of earth

Water

3

What is the number one readily available source of fresh water

Groundwater

4

Define aquifer

Any porous geologic material that can yield water economic quantities

5

Define aquiclude

Any porousgeologic material that can yield water but not in economic quantities

6

Define porosity

The measure of how much Void space a geologic material has

7

Define permeability

A measure of how interconnected those pore spaces are for ground water. Flow through them