Water on the Land - The hydrological cycle

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What is the input in the hydrological cycle?
Precipitation
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What are the 2 outputs in the hydrological cycle?
Evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration)
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What are the 2 transfers in the hydrological cycle?
Infiltration and percolation
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What are the 3 flows in the hydrological cycle?
Overland flow (surface runoff), through flow and groundwater flow
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What are the 4 types of storage in the hydrological cycle?
Interception, groundwater storage, soil moisture storage and surface storage
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What is precipitation?
Rain, snow, sleet, hail etc.
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What is infiltration?
Water moving from the surface to the soil
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What is condensation?
Changing from a gas to a liquid. This is how clouds are formed
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What is transpiration?
Water evaporating from the surface of a plant, especially its leaves
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What is through flow?
The movement of water through soil to the river channel. This is slower than overland flow
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What is interception?
Precipitation that doesnt reach the ground and is taken up by vegetation
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What is surface runoff?
The movement of water over the soil to the river channel. This is the fastest movement of water
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What is evaporation?
Liquid turning into a gas
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What is groundwater flow?
The movement of water through rock to the river channel. This is very slow
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What is percolation?
Water moving from the soil into rock
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