Freshwater, Saltwater, Water Cycle

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freshwater
water that has less than 0.2% salt dissolved in it
total amount on Earth: 3%
salinity: 0%
density: low
conductivity: low
saltwater
water from a sea or ocean
total amount on Earth: 97%
salinity: 3.5%
density: high
conductivity: high
brackish water
freshwater mixed with saltwater
salinity: 1-2%
density: medium
conductivity: medium
water cycle
a natural process by which water continually moves throughout the atmosphere
evaporation
the process of a liquid changing to a gas
transpiration
the evaporation of water from plants
surface runoff
water from precipitation that flows over Earth's surface
precipitation
rain, hail, snow, sleet
condensation
the process of a gas changing to a liquid
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