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The Water Cycle

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The Water Cycle
By: Ana Stamoyannos
Kayla Savage
Lynetta Moore
WHAT IS PRECIPITATION?
Water released from clouds in the form of
rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, or hail
It is the primary connection in the water cycle that provides for the
delivery
of atmospheric water to the Earth.
Most precipitation falls as
rain
Groundwater
Flow
Ground water flow is the portion of
precipitation
that has been absorbed by the ground and has become part of ground water
Ground water is water that is
underground
and supplies wells and springs
EXAMPLES:
Runoff
Groundwater Storage
Condensation
Atmosphere
Seepage:


Sublimation:
Desublimation:
Infiltration
Surface Runoff
Evapotranspiration:
Snowmelt Runoff
Water - from
rain, snowmelt
, or other sources - that flows over the land's surface
When runoff flows along the ground it can pick up soil and
over flow the land
causing
floods
The slow passage of liquid through a
filtering
medium - usually
soil and rocks
"The percolation of rainwater through soil"
Description

The water cycle describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth
Over millions of years, these numbers have changed and life has adapted to that change. Without the cycle, there would be virtually no life on earth
Although the atmosphere may not be a great storehouse of water, it is the
superhighway
used to move water around the globe
The process by which
water vapor
in the air is changed into liquid water
Condensation is crucial to the water cycle, because it is responsible for the
formation of clouds
, and therefore can rain and bring the water back to the Earth's surface
The process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by

evaporation

of water and

transpiration

from plants
Runoff
Water flow that occurs when the ground is saturated with water to obtain full capacity
When water in the form of a
solid or liquid
converts into a vapor or gas
This is caused by high temperature, high wind, and low humidity
Transpiration:
Evaporation:
When
plants
give off waste matter, watery vapor, ect., through the surface, as of the body or of leaves and it is also to escape, as moisture or odor, through or as if through pores
FORMS OF CONDENSATION:
Fog:
Fogs are like clouds of vapor that are low to the ground
Dew:
Dew is when water vapor condenses on plants on cold nights. Due to extremely low temperatures, dew will turn into frost.
Percolation:
Water also moves
downward
through openings in the soil. This is called percolation.
The slow escape of a liquid or through porous materials or small holes
Spring:
Another form of water source, like getting water from a lake or river but getting it from a spring
Fresh Water:
Water found in remote locations such as rivers
Also known as "
Accumulation
"
All precipitation and surface runoff water is
collected and stored
so evaporation can take place and the cycle can restart
The conversion between the solid and gaseous stage of matter, with no intermediate liquid stage
Most often used to describe the process of snow and ice changing into water vapor in the air without first melting into water
When water vapor turns directly into ice
Examples:
Snow flakes and Frost
COOL FACTS:
1. The cycle does not have a set order, it can bounce around freely
2. 332.5 million cubic miles of water
3. Over 68% of fresh water is locked up in ice and glaciers, 30% is in the ground, which leaves only about 2% set aside for everyday use
Life on earth influences, rather than controls, the earth’s life-sustaining processes.
This is true because, while life can have an effect on the way the earth carries out these processes, the nature of the earth is much more powerful than any life form alone can possibly be
Reflection
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