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Water cycle
the movement of water through Earth's ecosystem
Evaporation
to change from a liquid into a gas
Condensation
the change from a gas into a liquid
Collection
water that flows into specific gathering spots such as lakes or oceans
Transpiration
the process by which plants release water vapor into the air through their leaves
Runoff
water that flows across land and collects in rivers, streams, and eventually the ocean
Groundwater
water that collects in spaces and cracks in the rocks and sediments beneath earth's surface.
Precipitation
any form of water that falls to the Earth
Atmosphere
the envelope of gas that surrounds the earth; the mixture of gases, solids, and liquids that surrounds a celestial body
Weather
the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
Drought
Long periods of low precipitation
Acid precipitation
precipitation that contains more acid than; it forms when water combines with sulfur oxide
Air pollution
harmful substances in the air that are mostly caused from burning fossil fuels
Climate
Average year after year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds and clouds in an area