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Biological dynamics
Changes in ecosystems based on the numbers, characteristics and behaviors of the organisms in that ecosystem.
Geologic time
The time period from the beginning of Earth to the present.
Glacier
A large mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed when snowfall exceeds snowmelt.
Groundwater
Water found under Earth's surface, usually the source for wells and springs.
Reservoir
A large area where water is stored, including lakes, glaciers, oceans and clouds.
Salinity
The presence of salts in a solution.
Tide
A regular change in the surface level of oceans caused by the gravitational force of the sun and moon.
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