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1. What is over land flow?

  • water in any form that comes from the clouds (e.g. - snow, rain, sleet, hail)
  • this happens when either the soil is impermeable or saturated and the water flows over the top of it
  • slow movement of water through the ground
  • where the water goes up through the plants and is released into the air through the leaves
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2. Why does condensation occur?

  • Because water vapour rises mostly by convection and this means water vapour looses its energy
  • Because radiant particles cause the molecules to have more energy and rise
  • Because water falls as a result of gravity
  • Because there is not enough space in the sky for all of it

3. What is evapotranspiration?

  • the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and other surfaces and by transpiration from plants.
  • When leaves release water into the atmosphere
  • where water vapour changes to a liquid
  • where the sea is evaporated into the sky

4. What is a convection current?

  • When warm/humid air rises and cooler air flows downwards because as warmer air rises, water vapour looses its energy causing it to change state
  • When radiant particles cause the molecules to have more energy and rise
  • When energy from the sun heats water molecules, causing them to become so active that some of them rise into the atmosphere as vapour
  • When heat is lost

5. What is infiltration?

  • Water lying on trees and plants
  • Water lying on the soil
  • The process where water on the ground surface enters the soil
  • The process where water seeps through soil into rock

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