Moisture in the form of rain, sleet, snow, hail, drizzle etc. that falls from clouds
Precipitation trapped by vegetation before it reaches the ground.
Precipitation initially trapped by vegetation before slowly dripping to the ground surface.
Precipitation initially trapped by vegetation that runs down the branches and stems of plants to the ground
The vertical movement of water under a gravitational pull from the surface of the ground to the soil.
The vertical movement of water under the gravitational pull from top soil through to underlying soil and permeable rock.
Water trapped in rock under soil.
The movement of water across a ground surface in a thin sheet or film.
The lateral movement of water beneath the soil surface.
ground water flow
Simply, the lateral movement of ground water
The volume of water passing a particular point on a river bank at any one time.
The loss of water from a surface to the atmosphere through the transformation of liquid water to water vapour.
The loss of water from the surface of leaves of plants through the stomata
The combined moisture loss from evaporation and transpiration form a surface into the atmosphere.
The transformation of water vapour into liquid water from the atmosphere.
(the opposite of evaporation)
The saturated level of water below rock.
The area where rainfall/precipitation supplies a river.