Water Cycle

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  • Created on: 27-12-19 16:24

Evaporation

Water turns from a liquid to a gas when it evaporates. Energy from the Sun can evaporate water from all places on the Earth’s surface such as puddles, ponds, lakes and oceans.

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Condensation

After evaporation water can cool and convert from gas to liquid, often forming clouds.

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Precipitation

Precipitation occurs when rain, snow, hail and sleet fall from the sky.

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Surface Runoff

Much water will be absorbed into the ground after precipitation but if a large volume falls or the ground is already wet some water can run along the surface of the ground.

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Infiltration

This occurs when water that has fallen as precipitation is absorbed into the ground.

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Transpiration

Plants need to maintain a constant steam of water to their leaves for transport and support. So they allow some water to evaporate as water vapour from their leaves.

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