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Water Cycle

QuestionAnswer
Evaporation The change from liquid to gas form
Transpiration When water evaporates through plants. Using leaves
Condensation The process where water vapor in the air is changed into liquid water.
Condensation Clouds are a product in this step of the cycle
Precipitation Water that is released from clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Runoff The variety of ways in which water moves across land.
Infiltration Precipitation seeping into the ground becoming groundwater.
Groundwater Water stored beneath Earths surface in sediment and rock formations.
Water accumulation The process in which water polls in large bodies of water such as rivers and oceans.
Surface Water Freshwater on Earths surface.
River System Network of water that flows into a large river.
Aquafer Underground layer of rock that has water flowing through it.
Watershed An area of land drained by a river
Water table A level beneath the Earths surface where rock and soil are saturated with water.
Water Vapor Water in gas form.
Irrigation A method of providing plants with water form sources other then rain.
Water Pollution The introduction of waste or chemicals into water that are harmful to organisms.
Weathering The breakdown of rock by water, wind, or ice
Erosion The moving of weathered material from one place to another by wind, water, or glaciers.
Global Warming This is causing more frequent storms and rising sea levels, leading to increased erosion.
Created by: Lindsrm3