Hydrological Cycle Key Terms

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I G C E V R M H W U M W S T W T G W C V I
N N O S I J E X Q O P D W H A V A M W O E
F I N N D E V T X R T C I G T W G B A F N
I D V W T A A R I O M Y H U E M R Y K W E
L O E L O S P A F G F C G O R F I B I X I
T O C X W D O N O R L L G R C Y C C P U K
R L T W G G T S J A T O M D O L U I U M O
A F I S G I R B U P C N N L N M L U H J T
T R O O S R A O D H S I N A S Q T H B C Y
I E N F W S N U U I F C J C E N U Y M X W
O T A W E P S N X C U R Y I R D R C I V J
N A L Y L Q P D C R P A S G V K A V S N J
C W R G O J I A O A X I S O A D L A Q C V
A D A K S R R R B I O N S L T B D I P C O
P N I Q N L A Y D N U F G O I T R I B E C
A U N H R H T W B F U A V R O R O I C G X
C O F D Q H I A R A L L J D N A U U D W N
I R A U O V O T Y L F L J Y W Q G K Y H I
T G L S R D N E I L A D A H V G H J V T Y
Y T L H G R J R A I V I I Q I L T W Q J Q
M G W K H A E C E N X S V L B T Y S C D C

Clues

  • A period or sustained, moderately intensive rainfall; it is associated with the passage of depressions. (8, 8)
  • A rainfall deficiency from meteorological drought that leads to deficiency of soil moisture and soil water availability, which has a knock on effect on plant growth and reduces biomass. (12, 7)
  • A water resource, including rivers, lakes and aquifers, that occupies a territory shared by more than one state. (13, 5)
  • Associated with reduced stream flow and groundwater levels which decrease due to reduced inputs of precipitation and continued high rates of evaporation. Results in reduced storage in lakes and reservoirs often with marked salinisation and poorer wat (12, 7)
  • Concentrated on the windward slopes and summits of mountains. (10, 8)
  • Flooding that occurs after the ground has become saturated from prolonged heavy rainfall. (11, 8)
  • Often associated with intense thunderstorms, which occur widely in areas with ground heating such as the tropics and continental interiors. (12, 8)
  • Strategies to reduce water usage and demand (5, 12)
  • The combined effect of evaporation and transpiration. (18)
  • The maximum rate at which rain can be absorbed by a soil. (12, 8)

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