Fresh water

Term Definition
Water cycle The continuous movement of water between the atmosphere, the land, and the ocean
Infiltration The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
Evaporation The process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas or vapor
Condensation The process by which water vapor changes back to a liquid . Responsible for making clouds
Transformation The process moisture is carried through plants from from small pores
Precipitation Water release from clouds in the form of rain
Ground water The part that continues down through the soil until it reach es rock material
Water table The upper
Run off Perception that flows over land into stream and rivers.
Artists well A well in which water is under pressure;
A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit ground water
Springs
The results of a aquifer being filled to the point to were the water over flows.
Zone of aeration The zone nearest to the surface where gaps between soil are filled with both air and water.
Permeable Ability of a substance to allow another substance to allow pass through it
Porosity Quality of the porous or full of tiny holes. Allows water to pass through it.
Non permieable

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