Rivers

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Precipitation
All water released from clouds e.g. rain,sleet, hail, snow, fog
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Surface runoff
Water flowing across the surface (in a channel or overland flow)
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Interception
When water collects on objects e.g. leaves, flat roofs
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Infiltration
When water soaks into soil
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Throughflow
Water soaks into and seeps through soil towards river or sea
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Percolation
Downward movement of water through soil into rocks
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Groundwater flow
Movement of water below water table. Groundwater - water stored underground.
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Evaporation
Water (over land or sea) heated by sun and vaporised, rising into atmosphere.
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Transpiration
When water lost through plant leaves returns to atmosphere where it evaporates
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Evapotranspiration
The processes of evaporation and transpiration
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Condensation
Water vapour which is cooled turns into water droplets to form clouds
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Water table
Upper level of saturated ground - not fixed or flat. Closer to surface when plenty of rain.
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Card 2

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Water flowing across the surface (in a channel or overland flow)

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Surface runoff

Card 3

Front

When water collects on objects e.g. leaves, flat roofs

Back

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Card 4

Front

When water soaks into soil

Back

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Card 5

Front

Water soaks into and seeps through soil towards river or sea

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