Term Definition
water cycle the constant recycling of water
evaporation the process by which a liquid changes to a gas
condensation happens when water vapor rises, cools, and changes from a gas to a liquid
precipitation water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail
wave the up-and-down movement of water
storm surge a very large wave caused by strong gusty winds blowing over an area of many square kilometers
tide the daily change in the local water level of the ocean
deep ocean current ocean current formed when cold water flows underneath warm water
surface current an ocean current formed when steady winds blow over the surface of the ocean
density of water depends on two things– the amount of salt in the water and temperature of the water
Water Water in the Oceans and Water Cycle D2

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