Drainage Basin and Hydrological Cycle

Words, spellings and meanings about the hrdrological cycle and the drainage basin.

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Groundwater
The transfer of water through the ground back to the sea.
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Precipitation
The transfer of water from the air to the land. Water can fall to earth as rain, hail, sleet or snow.
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Condensation
Water vapour in the air changes back into a liquid. It forms small droplets which are visible as cloud.
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Surface Water
The transfer of water back to the sea over the ground surface. It is called surface run-off. It is easiest to see where it forms rivers.
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Evaporation
The transfer and change of water from the ground into water vapour in the air. Water vapour is an invisible gas.
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Transpiration
The transfer and change of water from plants into water vapour in the air.
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Infiltration
Movement of water through the surface into the soil.
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Percolation
Movement of water from the soil into the underlying rock.
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The transfer of water from the air to the land. Water can fall to earth as rain, hail, sleet or snow.

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Precipitation

Card 3

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Water vapour in the air changes back into a liquid. It forms small droplets which are visible as cloud.

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Card 4

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The transfer of water back to the sea over the ground surface. It is called surface run-off. It is easiest to see where it forms rivers.

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Card 5

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The transfer and change of water from the ground into water vapour in the air. Water vapour is an invisible gas.

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