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STEM water vocab

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condensation
the change from a gas to a liquid
evaporation
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
precipitation
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
transpiration
loss of water from a plant through its leaves
run off
Water (usually from rain) that flows over a land surface in streams and water ways
water cycle
The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
groundwater
water held underground
sublimation
going from a solid right to a gas with no liquid phase.
infiltration
precipitation that is absorbed into the ground
ground-water discharge
moving underground water
freshwater storage
lakes, ponds, streams and swamps
water storage in oceans
most of the world's water
water table
the upper surface of underground water; the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
97%
The amount of sea water in the world
0 degrees Centigrade
freezing point of water
100 degrees Centigrade
boiling point of water.