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Water glossary Spain

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  • 1. COMENIUS Project Water Glossary
  • 2. Acid WaterWatercontaining anamount ofacidicsubstancesbelow pH 7.0 Affected monument of acid water
  • 3. Soft WaterAny water containinglow concentrations ofdissolved mineralssuch as calcium andmagnesium.
  • 4. Melt waterWaterproduced bymelting snowor ice
  • 5. Fresh waterWater does not contain significant levels ofdissolved minerals or salt
  • 6. Bottled waterWater that is bottled and sold in individualpackages.
  • 7. Drinking waterWater that is safe for drinking and cooking.
  • 8. SewageWater containing human waste, animal or food.
  • 9. TributaryStream or river which flows or secondary flowsinto other major.
  • 10. Water cycleThe process, driven by solar evaporation,condensation and precipitation that moves waterfrom the oceans and the Earth to theatmosphere and then return it.
  • 11. CondesationThe process whereby a liquid is converted intosteam.
  • 12. RainfallMeasurement of rainfall in a locality or regionover a given time.
  • 13. Brackish water slightly saltyThe brackish water in the Earths surface oftenoccurs inestuaries and lagoons where theymeet the freshwater and saltwater.
  • 14. Acid rainRain that has an extremely low pH, due tocontact with atmosphericpollutants such assulfur oxides.
  • 15. WaterproofNot easily penetrable by water.
  • 16. WaterlandLand moist.
  • 17. HydrophilicHaving an affinity for water
  • 18. PollutionAny alteration of physical, chemical orbiological water that causes damage to livingbeings.
  • 19. ChlorinationAction to chlorinate drinking water to make orimprove hygienic conditions.
  • 20. FloodIncreased flow of rivers and streams.
  • 21. Run-offWater thatslides overthe groundto reach thestreamchannelsand rivers.
  • 22. FrostLayer of cristalliced iceformed when thewater vapor containedin the air settles on thesoil or other outdoorsurfaces that arecolderthan 0 degreescentigrade (0ºC).
  • 23. HydrolysisThe decomposition of organic compounds bythe interaction of water.
  • 24. HydrophobicSomething that repels water.
  • 25. Dew Point:Vapor condensed by the coldness of the nightin very small drops and after that they appearon the surface of the soil or on the plant.
  • 26. Cloud:Agglomeration of droplets of liquid watersuspended in the air.
  • 27. Dike:Wall or building tocontain the water.
  • 28. SourceSpringwatergushingfrom theearth.
  • 29. Hail Frozen water violently descending from theclouds, grains of ice more or less hard and thick.
  • 30. HidrosphereSet of liquid arts ofthe globe. It consistsof atmospheric watervapor and the water ofseas, rivers, lakes,continental ice andgroundwater in solidor liquid
  • 31. Showers:A precipitation that begins and ends suddenly.
  • 32. Course:Route of water from rivers or streams that moves through a channel.
  • 33. Rain Gauge:An instrument thatmeasures the amountof rain that falls in agiven place and time.
  • 34. Drizzle:Rain consisting of small drops which falls lightly and uniformly.
  • 35. EvaporationA process by which water is converted from aliquid to vapor

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