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hygroscopic nuclei


piece of dust or other particle around which water condenses in the atmophere. These tiny droplets then collide and coalesce, with as many as 10,000 nuclei contributing to formation of a raindrop.
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sedimentary cycle


biogeochemical cycle in which materials primarily are moved from land to sea and back again.
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isobath


line connecting points of equal underwater depth.
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surface impoundment


an indented area in the land's surface, such a pit, pond, or lagoon.
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settleable solids


in sewage, suspended solids that will settle when the sewage is brought to a quiet state for a reasonable length of time, usually two hours.
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geyser


a periodic thermal spring that results from the expansive force of super heated steam.
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biological integrity


the ability to support and maintain balanced, integrated functionality in the natural habitat of a given region. The concept is applied primarily in drinking water management.
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spray irrigation


application of finely divided water droplets to crops using artificial means.
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soil erosion


the processes by which soil is removed from one place by forces such as wind, water, waves, glaciers, and construction activity and eventually deposited at some new place.
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soil erodibility


An indicator of a soil's susceptibility to raindrop impact, runoff, and other eroding processes.
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