SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 9, 3.4 The Hydrological Cycle, ch 9; Assignment 9: Submit assignment using the corresponding link in the SUbmit Work section

Reading Assignment:  Chapter 9
3.4 The Hydrological Cycle, ch 9

Unit (Chapter) Plan:
(unit topics)
(things you must do)
Abilities Acquired
(what you learned)

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Contents (course topics):

The Hydrologic Cycle
    Surface-to-Air Water Movement
    Air-to-Surface Water Movement
    Movement on and beneath Earth’s Surface
    Residence Times
The Oceans
    How Many Oceans?
    Characteristics of Ocean Waters
    Movement of Ocean Waters
Permanent Ice
Surface Waters
    Swamps and Marshes
    Rivers and Streams
Underground Water
    Zone of Aeration
    Zone of Saturation
    Zone of Confined Water
    Waterless Zone

People and the Environment:
    Mining Groundwater in the Great Plains

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 09 of your textbook
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.-  State where the most of Earth's water is stored
2,- Give the average (approximate  percent) .of salinity of sea water.
3.-  explain permafrost
4.- Give the world's largest lake, fresh or saline.
5.- Identify the world's longest river.
6.-Give the percentage that land surface waters accounts for the world's total water.
7.- Name the tides which take place at the time of maximum tidal variation.
8.- Give the term given to the very top of the saturated zone of ground water
9.- state the approximate percent of water on Earth contained by the oceans .
10.- Give the name given to a wall of sea water rushing up into an embayment.
11.-Give the name given to lakes which contain water only a fraction of the time.
12.- Identify the regions of the world where ocean waters generally have lower than average salinity.
13.-Identify the  North America's most prominent river system in terms of the area of its drainage basin
14.-Name the  North America's largest lake.
15.- Give the percent of Earth's total freshwater discharge by the Amazon River