Factors affecting the magnitude of stores in water cycle
Process of turning from a liquid to a gas
The conversion of a vapour or gas into a liquid
Rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to or condenses on the ground
The area of land drained by a river and its tributaries
Those processes that affect the total mass of ice at any scale from local patches of frozen ground to global ice amounts.
The build up of ice mass
The loss of ice mass
Air in the lower layers of the Earth's atmosphere become saturated due to cooling of the air and/or an increase in water vapour
Warm air meets cold and is forced to rise. Warm air cools as it rises - condenses to form clouds. Along the front a variety of clouds form causing rainfall
Warm air is blown over the ocean and rises over areas of steep relief. As the air rises it cools and condenses. Since cold air can't hold as much moisture as warm air precipitation occurs.
Sun's energy causes rapid evaporation and evapotranspiration. Water vapour rises causing condensation once dew point is reached. Large quantities of water vapour and fast condensation causes storm clouds.
The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
AKA Water cycle
a build-up of water that has collected on or below the ground, or in the atmosphere
The great size or importance of something e.g. magnitude of water stored in groundwater
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