Water: The never ending cycle
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When it is raining, water is returning to Earth during a water cycle stage called...
Water is most likely to be condensing when we observe which of the following atmospheric conditions?
Increased wave size.
If there was an unusually windy month, one might anticipate
The moon; the Sun
Gravity from _______ and _______ work together to form tides.
About 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water is saltwater. Identify the watery feature on Earth that is made of freshwater rather than saltwater.
Where most of the Earth's freshwater are located
Heat energy causes warm air to evaporate
The FIRST step in cloud formation is...
Clouds form when water vapor moves into the atmosphere. What drives this process?.
Transpiration will decrease.
Consider the diagram of the water cycle. Assume that deforestation has taken place. How will this effect the movement of water through this model?
Higher concentration of sodium chloride
Ocean water differs from freshwater in that it has _____.
It becomes more salty
When ice forms in the oceans, what happens to the water found directly underneath the
newly formed ice
Because it is frozen
Only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater. About 60% of that water is not available for
man's use. Why is this?
Large wave caused by an earthquake or volcano
The process of water turning into water vapor.
Stages of the water cycle that is most likely to be occurring on a clear, sunny, hot day
Source of energy for all parts of the water cycle
A layer of water appears on the outside of a cup of ice water soon after it was poured
Example of condensation
Stays the same
As time goes by, and water goes through the water cycle again and again, the amount of
water on Earth
Snow and hail are examples of
Is the same water we use today.
The water that was around when many hundreds of years ago
When water evaporates, it changes into a
Example of liquid water
Warms most of the air, water, and land on Earth
Water evaporating from the leafs of plants
Liquid to gas
During evaporation water goes from a _____________ to a ___________
During this process, a solid turns directly into a gas
Water entering the ground
Most of the Earth's water is in this form
Percentage of earth's water is salt water
Precipitation runs off the surface of the land, and flows downhill into streams, rivers, ponds and lakes.
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