Intro to the Water Cycle

Category: Education

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Target audience is freshmen Earth Science students


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Intro to the Water Cycle:

Intro to the Water Cycle The handout that goes with this can be found here:

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Melting, runoff to streams -> oceans Runoff to streams -> oceans 9 10 Evapotranspiration 11 12 12

Some Fancy Water Cycle Terms:

Some Fancy Water Cycle Terms Infiltration Surface water soaks down into the ground, becoming groundwater

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Runoff flow of water (from rain, or melting snow and ice) over the surface; usually into streams that deliver it to the ocean

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Evapotranspiration (ET) Evaporation of water from soil and other surfaces - AND from plants (transpiration).

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Spring A place where the water table is at (or above) the surface, and groundwater is seeping or flowing out

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Groundwater Discharge The movement of groundwater into lakes, streams, or onto the surface – the opposite of “ groundwater recharge ”

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