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hOW DOES THE EQUATOR EFFECT THE AMOUNT OF WATER VAPOR?
The equator recieves the greatest amount of water vapor and the closer you are to the equator the more water vapor you will have.
What are the 5 pathways for precipitation?
Collection of surface waters, collection as snow and ice to make glaciers, runoff, absoprtion by plants, and infiltration.
What is the hydroological cylce driven by?
sun and gravity
What are three ways your household can conserve water?
shorter showers, a low flush toilet, and pnly running the dishwaher when its full.
What is the only water that is safe to drink without being treated?
grounwater
what percentage of our drinking water comes from groundwater?
40%
What is the area where precipitation collects called?
draingage basin
What are the highest points of land?
watershed boundaries
What are the lowest ponts of land?
waterways
Water follows what path?
downhill-path of least resistance
What are higher elevations called/
headwaters
as slope decreases, what increases?
velocity
What watershed are we located in?
ohio river watershed
What is measured by a thermometer in units of degrees?
temperature
What are oxygen molecules in the water?
pH
What are used by plants for growth?
nitrogen
What causes algal blooms in high leveles?
phosporous
What protects streams from acid spikes?
alkalinity
what is turbidity?
cloudiness in the water
describe the pH scale:
It measures acidity in water. If the water is 0-6 it is acidic. If it is 7 it is neutral. If it is 8-14 it is basic.
WHAT IS NUTRIENT POLLUTION?
an increase in water soluble chemicals found in water
what comes from factories and elctrical power plants?
thermal pollution
What is sediment pollution?
when eroding soil particles are in runoff water
What are toxic Inorganic Compounds produced by?
poor waste disposal
What do toxic oreganbic comjpunds iknhclude?
oil, gasoline, solvent, and pesticide spills
When happens when there is a rapid increase in algae and aquatic plants
It causes algal bloom.
What is algal bloom?
Dying algae sink to the bottom of the water and starve the water of oxygen. Eventually the body of water becomes dead.
What happens when you use pesticides to wash your lawn or whatever the fuck you do with pesticeides?
they run into a storm drain with water eventually into your watershed or soak into the ground polluting shit therd
What are PCBs and what are they used for?
PCBS are polychorinated biphenyls and the are used for manufacturing electrical components.
What type of pollution introduces excess heat into water? What does this do?
Thermal Pollution causes changes iin aquatic ecosystems