The Hydrological Cycle

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Ground Water Flow
Once it has entered the soil, rainwater soaks into the rock below. It moves through pores and joints.
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Transpiration
Water vapour is lost though the stomata in the leaves
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Percolation
Water flows vertically through the soil and rocks
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Interception
Plants, trees and buildings collect precipitation
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Overland Flow
Rainfall flows quickly over the surface to reach rivers and lakes
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Precipitation
Moisture falling from the atmosphere in the form as rain, snow, sleet or hail
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Evaporation
Water returns to the atmosphere in vapour form once it has been warmed by the sunlight
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Through Flow
Rainwater soaks into the soil (infiltration). The water flows through the soil until it reaches a river
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Water Table
Level below ground is saturated with water; it rises/falls depending on the amount of water.
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Card 2

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Water vapour is lost though the stomata in the leaves

Back

Transpiration

Card 3

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Water flows vertically through the soil and rocks

Back

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Card 4

Front

Plants, trees and buildings collect precipitation

Back

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Card 5

Front

Rainfall flows quickly over the surface to reach rivers and lakes

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