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6.5: Water Cycle

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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 Process in which a substance changes from a gas to a liquid.
evaporation Process in which a substance changes from a liqud to a gas.
exchange pool Part of a biogeochemical cycle that holds an element or water for a short period of time.
precipitation Water that falls from the sky to Earth's surface; may take the form of rain, snow, sleet, hail, or freezing rain.
runoff Precipitation that falls on land and flows over the surface of the ground.
water cycle Interconnected pathways through which water is recycled through the biotic and abiotic components of the biosphere.

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