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water cycle lexin

Aquifer An under ground space that stores ground water
Condensation This process occurs when a gas changes into a liquid
Evaporation The process occurs whaen a liquid changes into a gas
Groundwater Water that is stored in the ground. It is located in pores of soil and in the cracks of rocks
Hydrological cycle Another name for the water cycle
Infilteration The downward movement of water from the land surface into the soil
Percipitation Any type of water that falls to the earth like snow, hail, mist or rain
Saturated Refers to a substance that can hold water. A substance is saturated if it is unabel to hold anymore water
Saturated zone A part of the ground where all pore spaces and cracks are filled with water
Surface runoff Water which does not infilterate the soil but flows over the surface of ground
Unsaturated zone An area of ground above the water tabel. This area can hold more water. Not saturated.
Water Vapor Water in the gaseous form or state.
Sublimation The process of a solid changing into a gas without going through the liquid phase
Transpiration The evaporation of water into the atmosphere from the leaves and stems of plants
Evapotranspiration The sum of evaporation and transpiration
Hydraulic Conductivity The rate at which water moves through to the soil
Vadose Zone Another name for the unsaturated zone
Stomata A microscopic opening in a leaf that allows water vapor to escape
Permeability A measure of how easily water can flow through a substance Example: Sand is more permeable than clay
Water Table The boundary between the saturated zone and the unsaturated zone
Confined Aquifer AN impermeable soil/rock layer exists that prevents water from seeping into the aquifer from ground surface above.
Unconfined Aquifer water seeps from the ground surface directly above the aquifer
Created by: lexin16