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Hydrological Cycle


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Water Cycle
the continual movement of water among Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surface through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
Cartography
Science of making maps
Condensation
the process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water
Precipitation
any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface
Sun's Energy
What makes the water cycle work. The sun's radiation heats the water on Earth, causing it to evaporate and begin the water cycle.
lithosphere
what is another name for the tectonic plates that float on the mantle?
hydrosphere
All of the water on Earth
Atmosphere
This is a mixture of gases that surrounds Earth. In addition to containing the oxygen you need to breathe, it protects you from the sun's damaging rays and is always changing.
Porosity
Having small spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass.
Permability
A rocks ability to let water pass through it
Porous & Permeable
If a rock is very porous and permeable, water flows through it very easily.
Pollution
chemicals get dissolved and mixed in with sea water as debris gets picked up and backwash moves it out to sea
Water Pollution
Disrupts food chains - it kills fish and other aquatic animals
Air Pollution
Acid rain - damages buildings and vegetation
Weather
The atmospheres condition at a given time and place with respect to temperate, moisture, wind, and barometric pressure
How does pollution affect the water cycle?
Rain water picks up pollutants from the atmosphere, and then falls to Earth. Also, precipitation falls over pollution on land, and chemicals, sewer, and waste can be released into bodies of water.
Where can contamination occur during the hydrologic cycle?
Pollution or contamination can occur in ALL phases of the hydrologic cycle.
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