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Precipitation
an input to the hydrological cycle. Rain, snow, hail and sleet.
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Groundwater storage
a store in the hydrological cycle. Water stored in rocks underground.
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Soil moisture storage
a store in the H cycle. Water stored in soil.
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Surface storage interception
a store in the H cycle. Leaves on trees catch rainwater.
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Infiltration
a transfer in the H cycle. movement of water into soil from the surface.
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Percolation
a transfer in the H cycle. Movement of water into rocks below the surface.
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Stem flow
a transfer in the H cycle. Water running down leaves and branches.
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Leaf drip
a transfer in the H cycle. Water dripping from canopy.
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Throughflow
a transfer in the H cycle. Movement of water through soil.
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Channel flow
a transfer in the H cycle. Water flowing on rivers to the sea.
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Transpiration
an output in the H cycle. Vegetation loses water to the atmosphere, through leaves, as water vapour.
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Evaporation
an output in the H cycle. Water turns from a liquid into water vapour, a gas, and rises into the atmosphere.
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Channel flow
an output in the H cycle. Water flowing in rivers to the sea.
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Groundwater flow
an output in the H cycle. Movement of water through rocks underground.
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Water table
The level of water in the ground or soil (because of saturation).
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Saturation
When soil is full of moisture.
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Card 2

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a store in the hydrological cycle. Water stored in rocks underground.

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Groundwater storage

Card 3

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a store in the H cycle. Water stored in soil.

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Card 4

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a store in the H cycle. Leaves on trees catch rainwater.

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Card 5

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a transfer in the H cycle. movement of water into soil from the surface.

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