Describes the constant movement of water above, on, and below the earth's surface. Processes such as precipitation, evaporation, condensation, infiltration and runoff comprise the cycle. Within the cycle, water changes forms in response to the Earth's climatic conditions.
Subject: Geology The set of interconnected reservoirs and processes whereby water moves around in the Earth system. Also known as the water cycle. Reference : Skinner B.J., S.C.Porter & J.Park (2004), DYNAMIC EARTH, 5thedition, Jon Wiley & Sons. [ Pics List
The succession of stages through which water passes on the ground and in the atmosphere: evaporation from land or bodies of water, condensation to form clouds, precipitation, accumulation in the soil or in bodies of water, and re-evaporation.
the water cycle in which water continuously moves from the Earth to the atmosphere and back to the Earth again. Evaporation, transipration, condensation, infiltration, and runoff are all parts of the water cycle.
The water cycle, including precipitation of water from the atmosphere as rain or snow, flow of water over or through the earth, and evaporation or transpiration to water vapor in the atmosphere. (See Transpiration)
The constant circulation of water from the sea through the atmosphere, to the land, and its eventual return to the atmosphere by way of transpiration and evaporation from the land and evaporation fro the sea.
The series of stages through which water passes from the atmosphere to the earth and returns to the atmosphere. These stages include condensation, precipitation, accumulation in soil and bodies of water and re-evaporation.
When precipitation falls to the earth, it may: be intercepted by vegetation, never reaching the ground infiltrate into the ground, be taken up by vegetation and evapotranspirated back to the atmosphere enter the groundwater system and eventually flow back to a surface water body runoff over the ground surface, filling in depressions enter directly into a surface waterbody, such as a lake, stream, or ocean When water evaporates from lakes, streams, and oceans and is re-introduced to the atmosphere, the hydrologic cycle starts over again.
the cycle by which the water on Earth is constantly recycled and purified through the processes of evaporation, transpiration (the evaporation of water from the leaves of plants), precipitation, condensation, percolation and runoff
the process during which the sun's energy causes water from sources like oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, soil, and vegetation to evaporate into the air where it gradually cools and falls to the earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. (Stream flow in New Jersey's Pinelands rivers depends on rain that falls as part of the hydrologic cycle.)
is the natural process of rain and snow falling to earth and evaporating back to form clouds and fall again. The water falling to earth flows into streams, rivers, lakes and into the soil collecting to form groundwater.
The continuous process of water movement near the earth's surface. The cycle experienced by water in its travel from the ocean, through evapotranspiration and precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and return to the ocean.
the circulation of water in and on the earth and through earth's atmosphere through evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff, ground water storage and seepage, and re-evaporation into the atmosphere List of Glossary Terms
The constant process of water movement from the Earth to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration, and from the atmosphere to the Earth in various forms of precipitation. This term includes movement of water on and beneath the Earth's surface. Sometimes the term Water Cycle is used.
The circuit of water movement from the atmosphere to the earth and its return to the atmosphere through various stages or processes, such as precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, storage, evaporation, and transpiration.
The continual exchange of moisture between the earth and the atmosphere, consisting of evaporation, condensation, precipitation (rain or snow), stream runoff, absorption into the soil, and evaporation in repeating cycles.
The circulation of water in a cycle where water evaporates from the ocean and land and returns to the earth as precipitation. This water then flows over the surface, through the ground, or is used by plants before evaporating or transpiring and starting the cycle again.
The natural circulation of water, from the evaporation of seawater into the atmosphere, the transfer of water to the air from plants (transpiration), precipitation in the form of rain or snow, and runoff and storage in rivers, lakes and oceans. ( cycle hydrologique)
The cycle of water transfer from evaporation (of ocean, lake, or stream surfaces) or glacial sublimation - to atmospheric water vapor - to precipitation - to runoff back to the ocean either through overland flow of water or by groundwater flow
The sequence of conditions through which water passes from vapor in the atmosphere through precipitation upon land or water surfaces and ultimately back into the atmosphere as a result of evaporation and transpiration.
The Hydrologic Cycle consists of the evaporation of water from oceans and other bodies of open water; condensation to produce cloud formations; precipitation of rain, snow, sleet or hail upon land surfaces; dissipation of rain or melted solids by direct run-off into lakes and by seepage into the soil. Thereby producing a continuing endless source of water in the sub-grade.
refers to the natural sequence through which water evaporates from the ocean, land surface, and plants into the atmosphere as water vapor, falls to Earth as precipitation, and largely returns to the ocean through pathways including rivers and ground water.
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Also known as the water cycle, this refers to the paths that water takes in its various states â€“ vapor, liquid, and solid â€“ as it moves throughout Earthâ€™s systems (oceans, atmosphere, groundwater, streams, etc.)
the complex system of water circulation near the surface of the Earth involving streams, lakes, oceans, groundwater, glaciers, the atmosphere, and living creatures. Water is constantly being recycled through this system.
The circuit of water movement from the atmosphere through various stages or processes on the ground (such as precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, storage) and then back to the atmosphere again by evaporation, and transpiration.
the process by which the earth's water is recycled. Atmospheric water vapor condenses into the liquid or solid form and falls as precipitation to the ground surface. This water moves along or into the ground surface and finally returns to the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation.
Also called the water cycle, this is the process of water evaporating, condensing, falling to the ground as precipitation, and returning to the ocean as run-off. ( FS People's Glossary of Eco Mgmt Terms)
The complete cycle that water can pass through, beginning as atmospheric water vapor, turning into precipitation and falling to the earth's surface, moving into aquifers or surface water, and then returning to the atmosphere via evapotranspiration.
The complete circuit pursued by water in nature, including 1. falling of precipitation (rain, hail, sleet, snow, dew); 2. the journal of fallen water over and through the earth's surfave formations; and 3. eventual evapoation of the water and its return to the atmosphere to again fall as precipitation.
(Also called hydrological cycle.) The cycle in which water evaporates from the oceans and the land surface, is carried over the earth in atmospheric circulation as water vapor, precipitates again as rain or snow, is intercepted by trees and vegetation, provides runoff on the land surface, infiltrates into soils, recharges groundwater, discharges into streams, and ultimately, flows out into the oceans, from which it will eventually evaporate again.
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