Changes of the Lithosphere. (Zone Saturation:Zone Saturation is the area…
Changes of the Lithosphere.
Weathering:Weathering means to were away or to change the appearance or texture of something by long exposure to air.
Physical Weathering:Physical weathering is a term used in science that refers to the geological process of rocks breaking apart without changing their chemical composition. Over time, movements of the Earth and environment can break apart rock formations, causing physical weathering.
Frost Wedging:Frost wedging is a form of physical weathering that involves the repeated freezing and thawing of water in areas with extremely cold weather. When water freezes, it expands. If you have ever used ice cube trays, you may have noticed this.
Chemical Weathering:The erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc caused by chemical reactions chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it rather than by mechanical processes.
Acid Precipitation:Acid Precipitation is any form of Precipitation, Including Rain, Snow, Hail, Fog, or Dew, that is high in Acid pollutants, especially sulfuric and nitric acid.
PH Scale:The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic.
Erosion:The process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents.
Soil:The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.
"blueberries need very acid soil"
Sand:A sedimentary material consisting of small, often rounded grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than granules and larger than silt.
Silt:Fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment, especially in a channel or harbor.
Clay:A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth, typically yellow, red, or bluish-gray in color and often forming an impermeable layer in the soil. It can be molded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics.
Groundwater:It is water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
Water Table:The level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Zone Saturation:Zone Saturation is the area in an aquifer, below the water table, in which relatively all pores and fractures are saturated with water.
Zone Of Aeration:Zone Of Aeration is the region between the earth's surface and the water table.
Surface Wate:Surface Water water that collects on the surface of the ground.
Infiltration:Infiltration is the action of entering or gaining access to an organization or place surreptitiously, especially in order to acquire secret information or cause damage.
River Basins.A River Basin is the portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries.
Aquifers:A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
WaterSheds:An area or ridge of land that separates water flowing to different rivers,basins or seas.
Floods:Flooding is a cover or submerge place or an area.
GeoHazards:They are geological and environmental conditions and involve long term or short term geological processes.
Landslides:The sliding down a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.
Tsunamis:Its a long high sea wave caused by an Earthquake,Submarine Landslide,or other disturbance.
SinkHoles:A cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.
Pollution:The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects
Porosity:Porosity is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes.
Barrier Islands:A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.
River Basins: A River Basin sends all the water falling on the surrounding land into the Milwaukee River, then to Lake Michigan and eventually the Atlantic Ocean.