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Physical Science 5

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Hydrosphere The sum of all of the water on a planet
Hydrologic cycle The process by which water is continuously exchanged between earth’s various water sources
Transpiration Evaporation of water from plants
Condensation The process by which a gas turns into a liquid
Precipitation Water falling from the atmosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
Distillation Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture’s individual components
Residence time The average time a given particle will stay in a given system
Salinity A measure of the mass of dissolved salt in a given mass of water
Firn A dense, icy pack of old snow
Water table The line between the water-saturated soil and the sail that is not saturated water
Percolation The process by which water moves downward in the soil, towards the water table
Adiabatic cooling The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands with no way of getting more energy
Cloud condensation nuclei Small airborne particles upon which water condenses to form clouds
Created by: Shortie1211