Rivers Keywords (The Drainage Basin)

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Precipitation
Rain, hail, sleet and snow.
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Interception
Precipitation lands on trees and plants.
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Surface Storage
Water stored as snow and ice- also in lakes.
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Infiltration
Surface water soaks into soil.
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Throughflow
Water flows through soil.
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Percolation
Water moves downwards through permeable rocks
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Groundwater
Water is stored in porous rocks- saturated zone is called "the water table".
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Groundwater Flow
Very slow movement of water into a river
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Transpiration
Water heated by the sun becomes water vapour.
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Evaporation
Water vapour cools and forms clouds.
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Surface Run-Off
Rapid flow of water over land when soil is saturated.
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Card 2

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Precipitation lands on trees and plants.

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Interception

Card 3

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Water stored as snow and ice- also in lakes.

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Card 4

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Surface water soaks into soil.

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Card 5

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Water flows through soil.

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