← Energy & water cycle 3 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Water that lands on soil can infiltrate (sink in) or run off (move over the surface). Evaporation is greatest when it is hot, dry, and windy -- also increase surface area. Condensation is when water vapor turns into liquid water Transpiration is when water vapor enters the atmosphere through plants. Zone of Aeration is the air between soil Zone of Saturation is the water between soil (think saturated sponge). The water table is the boundary line that separates the two zone. Infiltration occurs when the land is permeable, unsaturated, low slope, not frozen. Runoff occurs when the land is impermeable, saturated, steep slope, frozen ground. Permeability how fast water flows through soil.