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8.3: Processes of the Water Cycle

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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.
hydrological (water) cycle

hydrological (water) cycle

The movements of water in and between reservoirs (e.g. oceans, clouds, streams, ice, and ground water).
precipitation

precipitation

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

sublimation

The change of a substance from a solid to a gas without going through the liquid phase.
transpiration

transpiration

The release of water vapor into the air through the leaves of plants.

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