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2. What's the vertical movement of water, under the pull of gravity, from the ground surface into the soil?

  • Throughfall
  • Throughflow
  • Infiltration
  • Percolation

3. What's throughfall?

  • The vertical movement of water from the ground surface to the soil.
  • Precipitation, initially intercepted by the leaves, stems and branches of vegetation, which drips to the ground.
  • Moisture in the form of rain, drizzle etc., which falls from clouds.
  • The lateral movement of water through the soils to streams and rivers.

4. What's precipitation?

  • The evaporation of moisture produced by pores of plants, from vegetation surfaces.
  • Moisture, in the form of rain, drizzle, sleet, snow, hail, etc., which falls from clouds.
  • rain
  • The phase change of water from liquid to gas.

5. What's stemflow?

  • The evaporation of moisture produced by the pores of plants, from vegetation surfaces.
  • Precipitation, initially intercepted by vegetation, which runs to the ground along branches and stems.
  • Precipitation, initially intercepted by the leaves, stems and branches of vegetation, which drips to the ground.
  • The lateral movement of water through the soil to streams and rivers.

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