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The Water Cycle

Hydrologic Cycle Human activities that alter the water cycle: • Alteration of Atmosphere • Construction of Dams • Deforestation and Afforestation • Water Abstraction from Rivers • Agriculture • Industry • Urbanization The Hydrologic Cycle (also called the Water Cycle) is the continuous movement of water in the air, on the surface of and below the Earth. Sublimation From Snow to Vapor Sun's Heat Causes Evaporation Deposition Storage in Snow & Ice Condensation Clouds & Water Vapor Precipitation Rain, Snow, Fog & Hail Transportation Transpiration From Plants & Tress Snowmelt Evaporation Surface Runoff uTORS.CO River Discharge Lake Infiltration & Percolation Subsurface Flow Ocean HEODIST RS.COM Salty/Brackish Water Zone Soil/Porous Earth The hydrologic cycle is the exchange of energy which influences climate. When water condenses, it releases energy and warms the environment. When water evaporates it takes energy from the surrounding environment, dropping temperatures. Ground Water Zone Non-Porous Bedrock Process Definitions: Condensation Deposition Evaporation Percolation Precipitation Sublimation Transpiration The transformation of water vapor to liquid water droplets thermodynamic in the air, creating clouds and fog. The transformation of water from liquid to gas phases as it moves from the ground or bodies of water into the overlying atmosphere. Condensed water Also known as desublimation, is a Water flows horizontally through the soil and rocks The state change directly from solid water (snow or ice) to water vapor. The release of water vapor that falls to the Earth's surface. Most precipitation rain, but vapor from plants and soil into the air. Water vapor is a gas that cannot be seen. process, a phase transition in which under the influence of gravity. gas (vapor) transforms into solid (ice). occurs also includes snow, hail, fog drip, graupei, and sleet. Copyright © h2odistributors.com

The Water Cycle

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The Hydrologic Cycle (also called the Water Cycle) is the continuous movement of water in the air, on the surface of and below the Earth. This cycle is the exchange of energy which influences climate....

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