Geography - Water on the Land

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Condensation
The process by which water vapour changes to liquid water when cooled.
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Evaporation
The process by which liquid water changes to water vapour when warmed.
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Groundwater
Fresh water steed in rocks and the soil. It may pass slowly through the rock and soil back into the sea.
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Precipitation
Water in any form which falls to earth. It includes rain, snow, sleet and hail.
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Surface water
Water which lies on top of or flows over, the ground.
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Transpiration
The process by which water from plants changes into water vapour.
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Interception
When rain is is blocked by something, e.g: trees.
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Water table
The natural level at which water sits in the soil.
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Infiltration
When water enters the soil.
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Percolation
When water seeps from the soil into the rocks.
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Permeable
Rock that lets water through.
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Impermeable
Rock that doesn't let water through
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Card 2

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Evaporation

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The process by which liquid water changes to water vapour when warmed.

Card 3

Front

Groundwater

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Card 4

Front

Precipitation

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Card 5

Front

Surface water

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