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Groundwater key terms set 1
the combined net effect of two processes: evaporation and transpiration
the process of returning moisture to the atmosphere
is the process by which plants return moisture to the air
is the cooling of water vapor until it becomes a liquid
the temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for water vapor to condense into water
moisture that falls from the atmosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
the entry of water into the soil surface
the downward movement of water through soil and rock
movement of water, usually from precipitation, across the earth's surface towards stream channels, lakes, oceans, or depressions or low points in the earth's surface
the continuous movement of water between places; the water cycle