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Precipitation
All forms of moisture that reach the Earth's surface, incl rain,snow,dew
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Evaporation
the transformation of water droplets into water vapour by heating
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Evapotranspiration
the loss of water from a drainage basin into the atmosphere from the leaves of plants
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Surface storage
the total volume of water held on the Earth's surface in lakes,ponds and puddles.
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Groundwater storage
the storage of water underground in permeable rock strata
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Infiltration
the downward movement of water into the soil surface
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Percolation
the gravity flow of water within soil
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Overland flow
the movement of water over the surface of the land, usually when the ground is saturated or frozen or when precipitation is too intense for infiltration to occur
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Throughflow
the movement of water downslope within the soil layer
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Groundwater flow
the deeper movement of water through underlying rock strata
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Interception
the prevention of rain from reaching the Earth's surface by trees and plants
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River processes: 3 groups
Erosion, transportation,deposition
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4 main processes of erosion
1)Hydraulic action- movement of sediment by the frictional drag of the moving water.
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Evaporation

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the transformation of water droplets into water vapour by heating

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Evapotranspiration

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Surface storage

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Groundwater storage

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