Hydrology- study of water
Point Source Pollutionpollution that comes from a
Ex. A leaking landfill
Nonpoint pollution is
pollution that does not
have a specific point of
– Ex. Runoff-can carry
waste oil from streets,
wash sediment from
– Carries water from
animal feed lots.
The ability of a stream to erode and
transport materials depends largely on
Discharge- The volume of water flowing past
a certain point in a given unit of time.
Gradient is the slope or steepness of
a stream channel.
Tributary- a stream that empties into
Laws to protect our environment
Montreal Protocol -Treaty to ban the use of ozone
Kyoto Protocol- International Agreement to help regulate
International Panel on Climate Change- group who
meets to discuss possible solutions to climate change.
International Whaling Commission- Set regulations and
bans on killing whales.
Convention of Trade of Endangered Species- Treaty
which helps regulate the trading and selling of endangered
erode their channels
lifting particles by
abrasion, grinding, and
Beach erosion occurs
because of wind and
waves and human