The Hydrological Cycle

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What is the Hydrological Cycle?
Different parts- the sea, the land and the atmosphere. Water is stored in the land. It's a closed system (no inputs or outputs)
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How does water move in the Hydrological Cycle?
1.Evaporation from sea and land. 2.Water moved inland by winds. 3.Water vapour condenses to form clouds and then falls over the land as precipitation. 4.Water flows from place to place. 5.Water can be stored. 6.Water ends up in the sea.
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What is infiltration?
When water soaks into the soil
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What is percolation?
When water moves vertically down through soil and rock
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What is throughflow?
When water in soil flows downhill
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What is groundwater flow?
When water in rocks flows downhill
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What is surface runoff?
When water flows overground
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What is channel flow?
The flow of water in a river
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What is channel storage?
When water is held in a river
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What is groundwater storage?
When water is held underground in soil and rock
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What is interception storage?
When water lands on leaves etc and doesn't hit the land
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What is surface storage?
When water is held in things like lakes and puddles
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How does water move in the Hydrological Cycle?

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1.Evaporation from sea and land. 2.Water moved inland by winds. 3.Water vapour condenses to form clouds and then falls over the land as precipitation. 4.Water flows from place to place. 5.Water can be stored. 6.Water ends up in the sea.

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What is infiltration?

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What is percolation?

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What is throughflow?

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