This is the regular movement of water which includes water moving from the oceans to the air to the ground and finally back into the ocean again. The sun drives the cycle by evaporationg water from the surfaces. When the air cools, it cannot retain all of its water vapor, so excess water vapor changes into liquid water in a process called condensation. Then precipitation occurs when the clouds gather more water then they can hold. Then this water sinks into the groind and collects in streams and lakes to return to the ocean. Soon it evaporates and the cycle begins again.
This is the changing of liquid water into vapor or gas. The sun's heat causes evaporation. The amount of water the air can hold depends on the temperature.
The process where excess water vapor changes into liquid water. The tiny droplets of water come together to form clouds.
This is when clouds release their moisture after they have gathered more water then they can hold. This moisture falls to the ground in the form of rain, snow, or sleet depending on the air temperature and wind conditions.
This is the process where they turn ocean water into freshwater by removing the salt. It is very expensive though so only small amounts of freshwater can be obtained this way.
This is freshwater that lies beneath the earth's surface. It comes from rain and melter snow that filter through the soil and form water that seeps into the ground from lakes and rivers. People can tap into this source through wells and springs.
This is an underground porous rock layer that is often saturated with water in the form of streams. It is an important source of water.
A drought might occur if
if any part of the water cycle went missing and a dominoe effect would occur. For example, if humans took a ton of water from a water source causing less water to evaporate it would throw off the entire system. This is because less water would evaporate, causing less water to condensate and eventually precipitate. Then since less water would go back into the lake and the whole process would just get increasingly worse, a drought would ocur.
Salt water might someday provide water for drinking, farming, and manufacturing because
revolutionary process of maknig salt water into fresh, usable water is being developed right now. Desalination is the process where they turn ocean water into freshwater by removing the salt. It is very expensive though so only small amounts of freshwater can be obtained this way, but eventually, with improvement, it could become more affordable and more widely used.
Drinking water is contaminated by hazardous substances released on land or into rivers and lakes because
we get our water from water sources like groundwater (waste released into land) and above ground water sources like lakes. Therefore, when we pollute that water we are polluting our drinking water because those are our drinking water sources.
wells and springs. This is freshwater that lies beneath the earth's surface. It comes from rain and melter snow that filter through the soil and form water that seeps into the ground from lakes and rivers. People can tap into this source through wells and springs.