Water on the Land

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Infiltration
The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
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Transpiration
The process by which water absorbed by plants is evaporated in to the atmosphere from the plant surface
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Throughflow
The movement of water through the soil to a river channel
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Interception
Precipitation that does not reach the soil, but is instead taken up by leaves and vegetation
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Overland flow/ surface run off
The water flow which occurs when soil is infiltrated to its full capacity and excess water flows over the land
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Ground water store
Water held in aquifiers below the water table(which is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock)
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Percolation
The movement and filtering of fliuds through porus materials, usually through the soil to the rock below
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Card 2

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The process by which water absorbed by plants is evaporated in to the atmosphere from the plant surface

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Transpiration

Card 3

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The movement of water through the soil to a river channel

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Card 4

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Precipitation that does not reach the soil, but is instead taken up by leaves and vegetation

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Card 5

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The water flow which occurs when soil is infiltrated to its full capacity and excess water flows over the land

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