Water Basics Glossary

United States Geological Survey, Cartography and Publishing Program

This glossary is a compilation of hydrologic terms previously defined in published USGS reports.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Biosphere, Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water