Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Freshwater Biomes

Summary: Freshwater biomes include lakes,streams,ponds, and rivers. Each of these bodies of water contain water with a low level of salinity.

Keypoints: Freshwater biomes only make up less than 3 % of the total water on earth, and most of this water is frozen most of the year.

Water has a salinity of .5 ppt compared to the salinity of salt water which is 50 ppt.

The water of streams and rivers flow based on the angle of the land. Land that is steep creates a faster moving river or stream than land that is less steep.

Freshwater can be found in lakes that are very large, or in very small ponds.