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Glossary of ALL Terms for Data on EOL

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wadi
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000031
A valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse.
wadi mouth
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000507
The lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or water body.
waif range
http://eol.org/schema/terms/WaifRange
Lists jurisdictions where a given organism is an ephemeral introduction, not persistently naturalized
warehouse
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00003963
warm seep
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002926
warm surface current
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000101
waste
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002264
waste treatment plant
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002272
waste water
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002001
Water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence.
wastewater treatment plant
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002043
water
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002006
The liquid form of dihydrogen monoxide.
water container
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/EUPATH_0010102
Container used by humans for drinking water
water depth
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimDepth
The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water dissolved O2 concentration
http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedOxygen
Dissolved oxygen concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water mass front
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000096
water nitrate concentration
http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedNitrate
Dissolved nitrate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water O2 saturation
http://eol.org/schema/terms/OxygenSaturation
The percent oxygen saturation in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water phosphate concentration
http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedPhosphate
Dissolved phosphate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water salinity
http://eol.org/schema/terms/Salinity
Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water scum
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005794
water silicate concentration
http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedSilicate
Dissolved silicate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water temperature
http://eol.org/schema/terms/SeawaterTemperature
Temperature of the water at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water temperature
http://eol.org/schema/terms/WaterTemperature
temperature of water in marine or aquatic habitat, at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
water well
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000002
watercourse
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000029
A flowing body of water.
watercraft
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000613
waterfall
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000040
A sudden descent of water over a step or ledge in the bed of a river.
waterhole
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000547
A pond, often temporary or seasonal, used as a drinking place by mammals and birds.
watershed
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000292
The separation between neighbouring drainage basins (catchments). In hilly country, the divide lies along topographical peaks and ridges, but in flat country or on a high plateau (especially where the ground is marshy) the divide may be invisible - just a more or less notional line on the ground on either side of which falling raindrops will start a journey to different rivers, and even to different sides of a country or continent.
Watts
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000114
A power unit which is equal to the power used when work is done at the rate of 1 joule per second.
wave exposure
http://eol.org/schema/terms/waveExposure
hydrodynamic exposure due to currents and tides
wave-cut platform
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000421
The narrow flat area often seen at the base of a sea cliff caused by the action of the waves.
weaning age
http://eol.org/schema/terms/WeaningAge
Age when primary nutritional dependency on the mother ends and independent foraging begins to make a major contribution to the offspring’s energy requirements.
weanling
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/0070-2069
An animal newly changed to forms of nourishment other than nursing.
weddelite
http://eol.org/schema/terms/weddelite
weeping
https://eol.org/schema/terms/weeping
pendant or pendulous; hanging downwards
weight
http://purl.obolibrary.org.s2.gvirabi.com/obo/PATO_0000128
weight
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000128
A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
weir
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000535
A low obstruction built across the path of s stream to raise its level.
well
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000026
A cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface.
Wenlock Epoch
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Wenlock
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
western boundary current
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000103
A warm water, narrow marine surface current flowing from the equator to high latitudes at speeds between 40 and 120 kilometers per day. Western boundary currents are the deepest ocean surface flows, usually extending 1000 meters below the ocean surface.
Western Hemisphere
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q181982
Wet body mass
http://eol.org/schema/terms/bodyMassWet
Mass of one individual of this taxon, living or fresh, without desiccation
wet forest
http://eol.org/schema/terms/wet_forest
Wet mass
http://eol.org/schema/terms/wetMass
wet meadow
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000449
a type of wetland with soils that are saturated with water for part or all of the growing season.
wetland
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
Wetland Indicator Region (NWPL)
http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorRegion
10 regional U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation regions for the U.S. and its territories used by the National Wetland Plant List. (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241. http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/NWPL/static/cfg/doc/pdl_2013_pub/National/NWPL_Phytoneuron_2013.pdf)
whale fall
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000140
Whale fall is the term used for a whale carcass that has fallen to the ocean floor. When a whale dies in shallow water, its carcass is typically devoured by scavengers over a relatively short period of time: within several months. However, in deeper water (depths of 2,000 m/6,600 ft or greater), fewer scavenger species exist, and the carcass can provide sustenance for a complex localized ecosystem over periods of decades.
whirlpool
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000409
A large, swirling body of water produced by ocean tides.
white
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000323
An achromatic color of maximum brightness; the color of objects that reflect nearly all light of all visible wavelengths.
[database_cross_reference: Dictionary:http://dictionary.reference.com/]
white smoker biome
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000052
A marine white smoker biome comprises regions of the marine hydrothermal vent biome characterised by lightly hued plumes, typically containing barium, calcium, and silicon. These vents tend to have lower temperature plumes when compared to black smoker environments.
white-gray
http://eol.org/schema/terms/whiteGrey
A color between white and black colors, closer to white.
width
http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000042
wildlife management area
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000374
A protected area with the purpose of protecting and managing wild life.
wing chord length
http://eol.org/schema/terms/WingChordLength
The linear distance from the tip of the bill to the wrist of a bird.
wing dam
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000556
A dam that only partly restricts a waterway, creating a faster channel that resists the accumulation of sediment.
wingspan
http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Wingspan
[Distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.]
wingspan
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q245097
winter
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1311
winter deciduous
http://eol.org/schema/terms/winterDeciduous
A plant that drops all its leaves during the winter.
http://www.uv.es/jgpausas/brot.htm
winter semi-deciduous
http://eol.org/schema/terms/winterSemiDeciduous
A plant that drops part of its leaves during the winter, maintaining some brownish leaves in the crown.
http://www.uv.es/jgpausas/brot.htm
wood
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002040
wood density
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OBA_1000040
Secondary xylem volumetric density. Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the volumetric density of a secondary xylem.
[database_cross_reference: GOC:TermGenie] [database_cross_reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01285.x]
wood fall
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000142
A wood fall describes an accumulation of woody plant material that has fallen to the ocean floor.
wooded slope
http://eol.org/schema/terms/woodedSlope
woodiness
http://top-thesaurus.org/annotationInfo?viz=1&trait=Woodiness
a feature of the whole plant, defining the occurrence and distribution of wood (secondary xylem) along the stem
woodland
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000175
A woodland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, woody plants spaced sufficiently far apart to allow light penetration to support communities of herbaceous plants or shrubs living closer to the woodland floor.
woodland border
http://eol.org/schema/terms/woodlandBorder
woody
http://eol.org/schema/terms/woodyPlant
A woody plant is a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Woody plants are usually either trees, shrubs, or lianas. These are usually perennial plants whose stems and larger roots are reinforced with wood produced from secondary xylem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Woody_plant&oldid=578298866
woody
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q757163
a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Wood is a structural cellular adaptation that allows woody plants to grow from above ground stems year after year, thus making some woody plants the largest and tallest terrestrial plants. Wood is primarily composed of xylem cells with cell walls made of cellulose and lignin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_plant
woody epiphyte
http://eol.org/schema/terms/woodyEpipyte
Woody plants growing attached to external support without contact to the ground. Woody hemiepiphytes either germinate on other plants and then establish roots in the ground, or germinate on the ground and later disconnect from the soil
Engemann, K. , Sandel, B. , Boyle, B. , Enquist, B. J., Jørgensen, P. M., Kattge, J. , McGill, B. J., Morueta‐Holme, N. , Peet, R. K., Spencer, N. J., Violle, C. , Wiser, S. K. and Svenning, J. (2016), A plant growth form dataset for the New World. Ecology, 97: 3243-3243. doi:10.1002/ecy.1569
Wordian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Wordian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
world heritage site
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000375
A protected area that is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Wuchiapingian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Wuchiapingian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale