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Hydrologic Cycle

Aquifer A layer of sediments that are saturated and can transfer groundwater to be drunk or used for irrigation.
Tributary A small body of water that flows into a larger body of water.
Groundwater Water that is under ground or under sediments.
Watershed An area of land that includes a set of rivers and streams that combines into another body of water.
Water Table The top border of groundwater.
Runoff Water that flows/drains from high to low areas.
Surface Water Water that is located on the above the surface of Earth.
Hydrologic Cycle The process in which water rotates through Earth in different states of matter.
Porosity The measure of spaces or tiny holes in an object.
Channel A narrow body of water that is joining 2 larger bodies of water.
Condensation When water vapor in the clouds cools down, it becomes liquid again.
Evaporation When heat causes the water to turn into water vapor.
Divide A boundary separating watersheds.
Precipitation When a form of water falls to the Earth from the sky.
Permeability How easily a gas or liquid can go through an object.
Transpiration Plants lose water and it gets absorbed into the air.
Sublimation Solid transforms into a gas without becoming a liquid. This process skips one step.



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