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Precipitation
All forms of moisture that reach the Earth's surface. (rain, snow, and dew)
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Evaporation
The transformation of water droplets into water vapour by heating
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Evapotranspiration
The loss of water from a drainage basin into the atmosphere from the leaves of plants
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Surface Storage
The total volume of water held on the Earth's surface in lakes, ponds and puddles.
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Groundwater Storage
The storage of water underground in permeable rock strata.
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Infiltration
The downward movement of water into the soil surface.
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Percolation
The gravity flow of water within soil.
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Overland flow
The movement of water over the surface of land, usually when the ground is saturated or frozen.
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Through-flow
The movement of water downslope within the soil layer
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Groundwater flow
The deeper movement of water through underlying rock strata
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Dynamic equilibrium
Rivers are constantly changing over time to reach a state of balance with the processes that determine their form.
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Pipe flow
Where water travels along the old root of the above vegetation.
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Rivers regime
River levels rise and fall over the short term following heavy rainfall
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Discharge
Amount of water passing a given point at a given time
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Lag time
The time between the maximum rainfall and the peak discharge
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Card 2

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The transformation of water droplets into water vapour by heating

Back

Evaporation

Card 3

Front

The loss of water from a drainage basin into the atmosphere from the leaves of plants

Back

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Card 4

Front

The total volume of water held on the Earth's surface in lakes, ponds and puddles.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The storage of water underground in permeable rock strata.

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