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Fresh water

TermDefinition
Water cycle The continuous
Evaporation Evaporation is a 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 Takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water droplets that form clouds in the atmosphere.
percipitation Is Rain, snow, or hail that falls from clouds onto the earths land and oceans
transpiration The procces by which plants release water vapor into the air
runoff Is precipitation that flows over land into streams and rivers. This water later enters oceans
percolation Is the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity
groundwater Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock
Water table The upper surface of underground water the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
aquifers body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater
porosity The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment the constisis of a open spaces
permeability The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces or pores.
impermeabllity Does not allow water or liquid to pass through it
Artesian spring A spring whose water flowed from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer
Well A human made hole that is deeper than the level of the water table
zone of aeration Rainwater passes through the upper zone
Zone of saturation Farther down the water collects in an area
Created by: Rileigh.sweatman