Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Water Cycle

Terms and Concepts

TermDefinition
radiation Electromagnetic waves and heat generated by the Sun.
evaporation Liquid water is changed into a gas due to temperature increase / radiation from the sun.
condensation Water vapor in the atmosphere is changed into liquid droplet due to a decrease in temperature.
clouds Three main types: cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. Clouds form when water droplet attach to particles in the air: dirt, smoke, or salt.
cirrus Highest level clouds made up of ice crystals. "Cirrus" means curl of hair. Looks wispy.
cumulus Mid-level clouds. Looks large and puffy like a cotton ball. Usually means sunny weather.
stratus Lowest level type cloud. "Strato" means spread out. Looks like layers.
precipitation Liquid droplet that fall to the ground as rain, sleet, snow or hail.
transpiration Water vapor released by plant and trees during the process of photosynthesis
photosynthesis The process by which plants and trees make their own food and energy using sunlight.
surface Runoff Precipitation runs across the surface of the Earth back into bodies of water,
infiltration Precipitation is absorbed by the ground into water sheds and aquifers.
ground water Water that collects under ground and eventually flowing back into the ocean.
Created by: bkbrown