Term Definition
Water Cycle Continuous movement of water
Evaporation When heat causes water to condense
Condensation A process by which gas becomes water
Precipitation When the water in the air returns to the Eartha??s surface
Transpiration Water produced by living beings
Groundwater Water below the earths surface
Run-off When excess water builds up and flows over
Artesian Well An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater
Aquifer an underground layer of water-bearing rock, rock fractures or not solid materials
Springs where water flows from an aquifer to the Earth's surface
Zone of Aeration the region between the earth's surface and the water table
Zone of Saturation
the area in an aquifer
Permeable Liquids or gases can pass through
Non permeable Liquids or gases cannot pass through
Porosity The amount void space in between objects
Fresh Water

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