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biogeochemical cycle

biogeochemical cycle

Interconnected pathways through which water, or a chemical element such as carbon, is continuously recycled; includes the biotic and abiotic components of the biosphere.
condensation

condensation

Process in which a substance changes from a gas to a liquid.
evaporation

evaporation

Process in which a substance changes from a liqud to a gas.
exchange pool

exchange pool

Part of a biogeochemical cycle that holds an element or water for a short period of time.
precipitation

precipitation

Water that falls from the sky to Earth's surface; may take the form of rain, snow, sleet, hail, or freezing rain.
runoff

runoff

Precipitation that falls on land and flows over the surface of the ground.
water cycle

water cycle

Interconnected pathways through which water is recycled through the biotic and abiotic components of the biosphere.

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