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Water Cycle Key Vocab
Terms in this set (14)
The continuous movement of water between the Earth and its atmosphere.
The change of state from a gas to a liquid.
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds to the Earth's surface.
The downward movement of water through soil and rock due to gravity.
Water that flows across the land and enters rivers and streams. It eventually flows into lakes and the ocean.
Vaporization that occurs at the surface of a liquid below the liquid's boiling point.
An underground boundary where the zone of aeration and the zone of saturation meet.
The water evaporates from the leaves of plants and moves into the air.
The region of land drained by a river system.
The water beneath the Earth's surface.
Water at the surface of the earth.
A rock layer that stores ground water and allows it to flow.
To soak or fill to the point where no more can be absorbed.
A rock's ability to let water pass through it.
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