Geography - Water Cycle

What is the Water Cycle?
The Water or Hydrological cycle is a natural system where water is in constant movement above, on or below the surface of the earth.
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What is Evaporation?
Water is transformed from seawater into water vapour in the atmosphere.
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What is Transpiration?
Water vapour is lost from vegetation in the atmosphere.
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What is Precipitation?
Water vapour condenses into drizzle, rain, snow, sleet and hail.
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What is Infiltration?
Water soaks (filters) into the soil.
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What is Throughflow?
Water moves downhill through the soil.
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What is Percolation?
Water moves slowly from the soil and into the rocks.
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What is Groundwater flow?
Water moves slowly through the soil and rocks back into the sea.
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What is Surface runoff/overland flow?
Water moves across the surface of the earth, becoming a stream, tributary or river.
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What is Evaporation?

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Water is transformed from seawater into water vapour in the atmosphere.

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What is Transpiration?

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What is Precipitation?

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What is Infiltration?

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