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Series of natural processes by which water continually moves among atmosphere, land & bodies of water
Formed when temperatures are so cold that water vapor changes into a solid.
water drops falling from clouds
Forms when rain falls through a layer of freezing air; rain freezes in the air & produces falling ice
Collection of millions of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air.
The amount of water vapor in the air
Water, in liquid or solid form, that falls from the atmosphere
Water that flows across land and collects in rivers, streams & the oceans.
Water that has soaked in the ground and is below the Earth's surface.
provides energy to drive the water cycle
Force that brings water back to Earth's surface from the atmosphere and moves water around on Earth.
evaporation of water into the atmosphere from the leaves and stems of plants
liquid or gas changing to a crystal, which is a solid with an ordered internal arrangement of molecules, ions, or atoms.
liquid water changing to water vapor
water vapor changing to liquid water
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.