Fresh water

Term Definition
Water cycle The continuous
Infiltration The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
Evaporation The process by witch water changes from a liquid to a gas or vapor
Condensation The process witch water vapor changes back to a liquid. Responsible of forming clouds. The opposite of evaporation
Transpiration
The process by witch mosisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere.
Precipitation Water released from clouds in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, or hail
Groundwater The water that continues downward through the soil until it reaches rock material that is saturated. Water under the surface.
Water table The upper surface of underground water. The upper boi of the zone of saturation.the boundary between the zone of aeration and the zone of saturation.
Runoff Precipitation that flows over land into streams and rivers. This water later enters the oceans.
Artensin well A well in which water is under pressure; especially one in which the water flows to the surface naturally
Aquifer A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
Springs The result of an aquifer being filled. To the point that the water overflows onto the land surface
Zone of aeration The zone nearest to the surface where gaps between soil are filled with both air and water.
Zone of saturation Below the zone of aeration where the gaps are filled with water.
Permeable Ability of a substance to allow another substance to pass through it, especially the ability of a porous rock, sediment, or soil to transmit fluid through pores and cracks.
Non permeable A substance does not have the ability to allow another substance to pass through it
Porosity Quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Allows water to pass through it.

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