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Evaporation
When liquid water is turned into water vapour, a gas.
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Evapotranspiration
The total amount of moisture removed by evaporation and transipration from a vegetated land surface.
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Percolation
The downward movement of water within rock, under the soil surface.
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Infiltration
The movement of water into the soil.
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Interception
When rain drops are prevented from reaching the soil surface due to stems, leaves or branches being in the way.
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Precipitation
Water in any form that falls from the atmosphere to the surface of the Earth.
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Runoff
All the water that enters a river and eventually flows out of the drainage basin.
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Stemflow
The water that runs down the stems and branches of plants and trees after rainfall to reach the ground.
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Throughfall
The water that drips off leaves during a rain storm.
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Throughflow
The water that moves down-slope through the subsoil, pulled by gravity.
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Evapotranspiration

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The total amount of moisture removed by evaporation and transipration from a vegetated land surface.

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Percolation

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Infiltration

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Interception

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