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Fresh Water

TermDefinition
water cycle The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean.
evaporation Takes place when water from the oceans and the Earth’s surface changes into water vapor.Energy from the sun causes evaporation.Water gains energy during evaporation.
condensation Takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water droplets that from clouds in the atmosphere.Water loses energy during condensation.
percipitation Is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds onto the earth land and oceans.
transpiration
runoff Is precipitation that flows over land into streams and rivers.This water later enters oceans.
percolation Is the downward movement of water though pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity.
groundwater
water table
aquifer
porosity
permeability
impermeable
artesian spring
well
zone of aeration
zone of saturation
The water located within the rocks below the Earth’s surface.
The upper surface of underground water; the upper boundary of the zone of saturation.
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces.
The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores.
A rock that stops the flow of water.
A spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer.
A human made hole that is deeper than the level of the water table.
Rainwater passes though the upper zone.
The spaces between the rock particles are filled with water.
Is the process by which plants release water vapor into the air.
Created by: Joel.Garcia