Water Cycle - EDHSGreenSea.net

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By: Mark Attalla
Amber Watts
Osvaldo Mendoza
• Water is stored in
ice and snow, with
a small percentage
of it being frozen.
• Sometimes days,
sometimes
thousands of years.
• When cloud particles
become too heavy to
remain suspended in
the air, they fall to the
earth as precipitation.
• Snowmelt runoff is
a major component
in the water cycle.
• Infiltration is when
the water enters
into the subsurface
of soil and rocks
• As part of the water
cycle, ground water is
a major contributor to
flow in many streams
and rivers and has a
strong influence on
river and wetland
habitats for plants and
animals.
• Most of the water in
the ground comes
from precipitation that
infiltrates downward
from the land surface
• Large amounts of
water are stored in
the ground.
• Evaporation is the
process by which
water is converted
from its liquid form to
its vapor form
• This is the primary
pathway that water
moves from the liquid
state back into the
water cycle.
• The water in the
oceans is saltwater, it
contains significant
amounts of dissolved
salts
• 96.5% of the worlds
water comes from the
ocean
• Condensation is the
change of water from
its gaseous form
(water vapor) into
liquid water.
• This is crucial
because it is
responsible for the
formation of clouds.
• There is always water
in the atmosphere.
Clouds are, of course,
the most visible
manifestation of
atmospheric water,
but even clear air
contains water- in
particles that are too
small to be seen.
• Evapotranspiration
is the water lost to
the atmosphere
from the ground
surface.
• The transpiration
part is talking about
evaporation of
water from plant
leaves.
• Sublimation is when a
solid changes directly
into a gas
• It is most often used
to describe the
process of snow and
ice changing into
water vapor in the air
without first melting
into water.
• Oceans, seas, and
other bodies of water
contain about 90% of
the moisture in the
atmosphere.
• Other 10%=plants,
transpiration.
• 3,100 cubic miles of
water.
• Includes all water on
earth.
• 1.35 million cubic
kilometers of water on
earth.
• Not a single drop of
water can be found
anywhere else in the
solar system.
• The solid part of
earth.
• Is composed of
minerals and contains
the groundwater.
• Is all living organisms.
• Covers the top 200
meters of oceans and
seas.
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http://techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module01/EvaporationandTranspiration.htm
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleevapotranspiration.html
http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/fourspheres.htm
http://www.deafhoosiers.com/sci/soarhigh/lithosphere/lithosphereComp.html
http://www.nps.gov/archive/acad/flow/atmosphere.html
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleatmosphere.html

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