Use this Quizlet to study your water cycle vocabulary.
Terms in this set (16)
the way that water moves from being water to vapor and then back to water
is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam
Water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds
when water in the form of ice, rain, sleet, hail, or snow, falls to Earth
when precipitation hits the ground, it is either absorbed, or it flows over the surface of the earth
water in its gas form
water that is in the ground
What has been on Earth since our planet was made?
atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes
Thick sheets of ice
Powers the Water cycle and Wind
Stores water as a vapor
a natural flow of water that runs through the land
a large body of water surrounded by land
the vast body of salt water that covers almost three fourths of the earth's surface
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