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S.Studies chpt.2

Water, Climate,& Vegetation

Water vapor water in the form of gas
water cycle process in which water moves from oceans to air to the ground and finally back
evaporation process in which the sun's heat turns liquid water into water
condensation process in which air rises & cools, which makes the water vapor it holds change back into liquid
precipitation water that falls back to the earth as rain
collection process in the water cycle during which streams & rivers carry water back to the oceans
glacier giant slow-moving sheets of ice
groundwater water that fills in tiny cracks & holes in the rock layers below the earth's surface
aquifer underground rock layer water flows through
weather unpredictable changes in the air over time
climate usual, predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time
Tropics low-latitude region between the Tropic of capricorn the Tropic of Cancer
drought long period of extreme dryness
Created by: bubblygirl