Topic 8 Ground Water and Water Cycle
process by which plants release water vapor into the atmosphere
process of water soaking into the ground
the boundary between the zone of aeration and the zone of saturation
Located directly above the zone of saturation, where water moves upward against the force of gravity.
Makes up 94% of all liquid fresh water
Hydrologic (water) cycle
The process of water continuously being exchanged between the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the lithosphere
The total amount of water vapor that enters the atmosphere from all sources
Water vapor (gas) changing to water (liquid).
Percentage of open space in a material like a rock or soil
Water (liquid) changing to water vapor (gas).
Water flowing on Earth's surface.
The ability of a material to allow liquids like water to flow through it.
Zone of aeration
The zone where the pores are not filled with water
Zone of saturation
The zone where the pores are filled with water
located slightly above water table is a small area where water is drawn up into pores against the pull of gravity.