Hydrolical cycle

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what does saturated mean?
saturated is when the earth/mud cannot absorb anymore water.
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What is the name for the upper limit of the water that is stored inside the ground?
the water table.
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What happens to the water table if there has been a lot of rain?
the water table is nearer the surface.
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What happens to the water table if there is a drought?
the water table gets bigger (deeper).
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Infiltration
movement of water from the surface into the soil.
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Evaperation
The sun evaporates water and makes a gas by the suns heat and energy movements.
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Condensation
The formation of water droplets or ice crystals from water vapour when it is cooled to the dew point.
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Evapotranspiration
Total moisture lost through evaporation and transpiration.
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Permeable rocks
A rock which water can absorb into or soak through the cracks.
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Impermeable rocks
A rock which cannot allow water to pass through and does not absorb water
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Aquifer
A permeable rock which stores and transfers water.
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Percolation:
downward movement of water through soil and bedrock.
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the water table.

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What is the name for the upper limit of the water that is stored inside the ground?

Card 3

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the water table is nearer the surface.

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Card 4

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the water table gets bigger (deeper).

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Card 5

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movement of water from the surface into the soil.

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