Fresh water

Term Definition
Water cycle The continuous movement of water between the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean.
Infiltration The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
Evaperation The process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas or water vapor
Condensation The process by which water vapor turns to liquid. Forming clouds. Opposite of evaporation
The process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the under side of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released into the atmosphere.
Water released from clouds in the from of rain,sleet,snow,or hail.
Water under the ground
Perception that flows over land into streams and rivers! This water later enters the river.
Water table The upper surface of underground water. The uppear boundary of the zone of saturation.
Artesian well A well which water is under pressure, especially one in which the water flows to the surface natural.
Aquifer A body rock of or sediment that stores ground water and allows the flow of gr wayer
Springs Are an important source of drinking water. Over flows onto surface.natural
Zone of aeration Rain water that passes through the upper zone. Nearest to the surface.
Zone of saturation
Porosity The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consist of open spaces
Farther down. Collects water in lower area. Spaces between rock particles are water.
Thee substan to let anthor substance pass through
Not letting substances pass through another substance.

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