Term Definition
Evaporation The earths surface changes in to water vapor
Water cycle The continuous movement meant of water from one water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
Condensation Water vapor cools and changes into water droplets
Percipiention Movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity
Porosity The percentage of total volume of rock sediment that consists of open spaces
Runoff Flows over land into streams and rivers this water later e
Percolation Is rain snow sleet or hail that falls from clouds
Ground water
Water table
Aquifer
Permeability The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through
The water located below earths surface
The upper surface of underground water the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
A body of rock or sediment that stores ground water and allows the flow of ground water
Impermeable
Artesian spring
Well
Zone of aeration
Zone of saturation
Fresh water

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