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the natural sequence through which water passes into the atmosphere as water vapour, precipitates to the earth and returns to the atmosphere through evaportation
Global Hydrological Cycle
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the area drained by a river and all its tributaries - also called catchment area
Drainage Basin
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a physical system that does not interact with other systems
Closed Systems
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A physical system that interacts with other systems
Open Systems
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water coming into the system
Inputs
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water leaving the system
outputs
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water moving from one place to another
Flows and Processes
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includes all the ways moisture comes out of the atmosphere
Precipitation
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when some precipitation lands on vegetation or other structures before it reaches the soil
Interception
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water that been taking up by plants
Vegetation Storage
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includes water in puiddles, ponds and lakes
Surface Storage
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its the water held in a river or stream channel
Channel Storage
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is water flowing overland
Surface Run off
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water dripping from one leaf to another
Through fall
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the area drained by a river and all its tributaries - also called catchment area

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Drainage Basin

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a physical system that does not interact with other systems

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Card 4

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A physical system that interacts with other systems

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Card 5

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water coming into the system

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