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5.5: The Water Cycle

Go to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) description of the water cycle and read it carefully.  The elements of the groundwater cycle are:

  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Interception
  • Infiltration
  • Percolation
  • Transpiration
  • Runoff
  • Storage

Figure 5.5.1 The Water cycle

Use the NOAA site to write a definition for each term above.