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Watershed - The land area from which surface runoff and groundwater flows into a particular river, lake, stream, pond or other body of water. http://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/sp09/tg http://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/sp09/tgasperi asperi.

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Watershed - The land area from which surface runoff and groundwater flows into a particular river, lake, stream, pond or other body of water.

http://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/sp09/tghttp://www.uvm.edu/~inquiryb/webquest/sp09/tgasperiasperi

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Divide - The point where two watersheds connect, ridge separating two watersheds. (mountain range).Ridge - A line of higher elevation

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/watersheds/whahttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/watersheds/whatistis

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Glacial Till - Unsorted soil composed of silty gravely sand and clay with cobbles and boulders mixed in (think oatmeal raisin cookie).

http://pbisotopes.ess.sunysb.edu/reports/dem_2/till-draping.htm

climate the average temperature and precipitation a region has over a long period of time
Climate – The average temperature and precipitation a region has over a long period of time

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/climate_zone.html

aquifer a large underground reservoir of water that can give significant water supplies to wells
Aquifer - A large underground reservoir of water that can give significant water supplies to wells.

http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwrp/saltwater/fig5.html

stream a body of water with a detectable current confined within a bed and banks
Stream - A body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks.

http://www.garrettcasey.com/pictures/09012003/StreamRock.html

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http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/trout-kill-on-sacramento-river.htmlhttp://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/trout-kill-on-sacramento-river.html

http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/trout-kill-on-sacramento-river.html

Headwaters - The place where a river begins (usually a spring). The original point from which the river flows.

http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/trouthttp://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/trout-kill-on-kill-on

river mouth the place where a river ends emptying into the ocean
River Mouth - The place where a river ends, emptying into the ocean.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wUA_hpHhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wUA_hpHZFNte5gWNy2qzMQZFNte5gWNy2qzMQ

topography the study of earth s land forms
Topography - The study of Earth’s land forms

http://www.photius.com/countries/hungary/geographttp://www.photius.com/countries/hungary/geographyhy

contour line a line on a map that connects points of equal elevation
Contour Line - A line on a map that connects points of equal elevation

http://explore.ecb.org/videos/VLC_media?P1=VLC177&REFEREhttp://explore.ecb.org/videos/VLC_media?P1=VLC177&REFERER=OTHERR=OTHER

contour interval the distance in elevation between two contour lines
Contour interval - The distance in elevation between two contour lines

http://academic.brookhttp://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/levesonlyn.cuny.edu/geology/leveson

elevation the height of the land above some point
Elevation - The height of the land above some point
  • http://www.yellowmaps.com/map/united-stateselevatihttp://www.yellowmaps.com/map/united-states-elevationon
slope the steepness of the land
Slope - The steepness of the land

http://www.therockerbox.com/how_to_use_a_map_5.htm

http://geology.isu.edu/geostac/Field_Exercise/wildfirehttp

aspect the compass direction toward which the land slopes
Aspect - The compass direction toward which the land slopes

http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/fuego/topoair2.html