9 terms

The Water Cycle Diagram

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

The sun
The energy source that causes liquid to evaporate into vapor gas, which rises.
Collection
When water that falls from the clouds as rain, snow, hail or sleet, collects in the oceans, rivers, lakes, streams.
Condensation
The conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid. Clouds form.
Evaporation
The process of turning from liquid into vapor.
Precipitation
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
Transpiration
.
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant
Groundwater
Water that is found underground in cracks and spaces in the soil, sand and rocks.
Surface runoff
Water that flows over the land surface.
Cloud
A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.