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Evaporation Type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase that is not saturated with the evaporating substance.
Condensation water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.
Precipitation the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution. Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
Run Off The draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc.
Transpiration 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
Groundwater Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
Water vapor Water vapor is water that is in the form of a vapor, or gas.
97% Salt water 97% of the Earth's water is salt water.
3% Fresh water About 3% of the Earth's water is fresh water. To go even deeper, less than 1% of all Earth's water is actually useful for humans to consume.
Ice Caps- 76% Of the 3% of fresh water on Earth, the majority is found in ice caps and glaciers. 1st
Ground water-23% Most of our water is under ground. {Groundwater} 2nd
Lakes/Rivers-0.3% Lakes and rivers come in third place with 0.3%. {That is a little considering there are a lot of Lakes/Rivers.
Water vapor-0.04% Water Vapor comes in fourth place with the smallest form/place of water on the Earth.
Permeable (Of a material or membrane) allowing liquids or gases to pass through it.
Impermeable Not allowing fluid to pass through.
Pores A minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can pass.
Aquifer a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
Water table The level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Spring When the water table meets the Earth's surface, water flows out and forms a spring.
Saturated zone The phreatic zone, or zone of saturation, is the area in an aquifer, below the water table, in which relatively all pores and fractures are saturated with water.
Artesian well An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure. This causes the water level in a well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached.
Watershed An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
Drought A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this.
Water conservation Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water.
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