The Global Hydrological Cycle Keywords

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Interception
When precipitation is blocked from reaching the ground by vegetation
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Infiltration
Movement of water into the soil from the surface
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Ocean Storage
Water stored in the ocean before being evaporated
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Percolation
Movement of water from the soil into underlying rocks
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Groundwater Storage
Water stored in rocks following percolation
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Evaporation
Water lost from the land/ocean by the change from a liquid to a gas
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Groundwater Flow
The sideways movement of water through the bedrock
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Surface runoff
Water running over the surface into rivers
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Throughflow
Movement of water through the soil
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Transpiration
Water vapour lost through pores in leaves
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Stemflow
Water being transferred from trees to the surface by running down the stem
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Precipitation
Any form of moisture falling from the sky (e.g. rain or snow)
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Biosphere Storage
Water stored in the living things (plants)
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Movement of water into the soil from the surface

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Infiltration

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Water stored in the ocean before being evaporated

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Card 4

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Movement of water from the soil into underlying rocks

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Card 5

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Water stored in rocks following percolation

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