Water Cycle

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on the water cycle.....

Hydrologic

having to do with continuous movement of water on, above, or below the surface of the Earth. Water can change states from liquid, vapor, and ice

Evaporation

to change from a liquid state to vapor as by heating

Condensation

to change from a gaseous/vapor state into liquid droplets. Reduction in temperature causes increased density

Precipitation

: rain, sleet, snow, hail or other forms of water falling from the sky as a product of condensation. Usually associated with weather fronts.

Water Vapor

: the gas phase of water continuously generated by evaporation and removed by condensation

Transpiration

: a 2nd way that water enters the atmosphere as water vapor. It leaves plants through pores (holes "stomata") in the leaves, stems, etc. {similar to sweating of plants}

Percolation/Infiltration

to pass/seep/trickle through a porous substance (such as certain rock types) for filtration

Aquifer

a layer of porous ("permeable") rock, sand or gravel that holds water

Surface Runoff

the flow of water, or from wet rain, snowmelt, or other sources, over land back to sea level

Groundwater

water found in the ground that supplies wells and springs

Wind

the movement of air (gasses) from an area of high pressure (equivalent to saying high density) to an area of low pressure (less dense).

Convection

the movement of heat energy within a fluid (a gas or a liquid). It is a circular pattern with warm (less dense, lighter, low pressure) moving upward, and colder/more dense moving downward

71%

What percent of our earth is water?

29%

What percent of the earth is land?

3%

What precent of the water is fresh water?

1%

What precent of the water is usable?

Sun

What is the driving force?

Hydrolic Cycle

Another name for the water cycle?

evaporates

How does water get to the atmosphere?

water vapor

How do clouds form?

When clouds fill up all the way and then spill

What makes it rain?

5

How many steps does the Cycle have?

Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Run off, Infiltration

What are the steps of the cycle?

5%

What percent of earths water can be found in soil?

1.9%

What percent of earth water can be found in ice/ snow?

68%

What percent of earth's fresh date rid found in ice and snow?

Reservoir

When water is stored for a house.

Because the atmosphere to thin

Why doesn't mars support life?

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