Fresh water

Fresh water

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Term Definition
Water cycle The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
Evaporation Water turning into air particles
Condensation Water that collects in droplets on a cold surface when in contact with humid air
Precipitation
Is rain snow sleet or snow sleet or hail that falls from the clouds onto the earths land and and oceans.
Transpiration
Runoff This is precipitation that flows over land into streams
the passage of water through a plant from the roots through the vascular system to the atmosphere
Percolation the slow movement of water through the pores in soil or permeable rock
Ground water the water beneath the surface of the ground, consisting largely of surface water that has seeped down: the source of water in springs and wells
Water table
water table: Upper level of an underground surface in which the soil or rocks are permanently saturated with water
Aquifer
Porosity
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consist of open space
Pearmability The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluid pass though its open spaces or pores
Impearmability
A rock that stops the flow of water
Artesian spring

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