Water Cycle

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evaporation
It is a process that converts water from the liquid to the gas state.
melting
It is a process that converts water from the solid to the liquid state.
freezing
It is a process that converts water from the liquid to the solid state.
Sublimation
It is a process that converts water from the solid to the gas state.
deposition
It is a process that converts water from the gas (water vapor) to the solid state (ice).
condensation
It is a process that converts water from the gas to the liquid state
transpiration
It is a process that releases water vapor from the surface of plants.
Precipitation
It is a process that causes the small water droplets in the clouds to gather into rain, snow, sleet, or hail which is then heavy enough to fall to Earth.
percolation
It is the process that occurs when water seeps into the soil due to the pull of gravity on the water.
run-off
It is a process that occurs when excess rainwater or melt-water cannot be absorbed by the soil, so it then overflows onto the surface of the land or into waterways.
3%
Percentage of fresh water on Earth
percent of water on earth is fresh water
97%
Percentage of Salt water on Earth
Global warming
This is increasing the melting of the polar ice caps
Water vapor
The gas state of water
aquifer
Stores ground water. People try to dig wells over them.
transpiration, evaporation, and sublimation
the three main processes that contribute to water vapor in the air.
Four examples of precipitation
Snow, hail, rain, and sleet
condensation
occurs when water vapor collects together to create larger water droplets
66%
Average percentage of water in the human body
deforestation
removes trees and without trees, no transpiration can happen, affecting the amount of water vapor in the air. Lack of trees also causes increased percolation resulting in the drying out top soils, This can lead to soils being blown away or soil erosion which causes sediments to run into waterways
Sun
provides the energy transfer that warms water on Earth, which can evaporate into the atmosphere
Water vapor
forms clouds, which can cool and condense to produce precipitation that falls to the surface of Earth.
Gravity
may cause water on land to move downhill and flow into the oceans.
Bodies of water, ice sheets, living things, aquifers
storage of water on Earth
Gravity
water vapor, in the atmosphere can cool and condense to form rain or crystallization to form snow or ice, which returns to Earth when pulled by this force.
Evaporation
It is a process that converts water from the liquid to the gas state.

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