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Term Definition
Condensation Takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water droplets.
Water cycle Is the continuous movement of eartha??s water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean.
Aquifer A rock layer that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater is this.
Precipitation Is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds onto eartha??s land and oceans.
Percolation Is the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity.
Runoff Is precipitation that flows over land into streams and rivers. This water later enters oceans.
Evaporation Takes place when water from oceans and eartha??s surface changes into water vapor. Energy from the sun causes this. Water gain energy when this takes place.
Porosity The percentage of open space between individual rock particles in a rock layer is called this
Permeability A rocks ability to let water pass though it is called this.
Artesian spring Is a spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock of the aquifer.
Tributary A stream that flows into a lake or lager body of water.

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