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Water Cycle Terms

TermDefinition
Evaporation Is a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gas phase
Condensation Is the change of water from its gas form (water vapor) into liquid water.
Precipitation Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
Run Off The flow of water to the ocean or another source of water.
Ground water Is the water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces.
Transpiration Is the process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere.
Infiltration To pass into or through (a substance) by filtering or permeating.
Porosity Is a measure of how much of a rock is open space.
Permeability The state or quality of a material or membrane that causes it to allow liquids or gases to pass through it.
Aquifer Is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
Created by: raineys2021