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The water cycle
The hydrologic cycle
Define evaporation
Define condensation
Define Precipitation
Define transpiration
Define runoff
Define infiltrationWhat makes water hard and soft


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Infiltration


Infiltration is the process by which precipitation or water soaks into subsurface soils and moves into rocks through cracks and pore spaces. As we mentioned before, the bulk of rainwater and melted snow end up infiltrated.

But where does it go in the ground?

Water can be absorbed by the soil and may stay in the soil for a long time until it gradually gets evaporated. If there is a lot of vegetative cover (green plants) the infiltrated water can also be absorbed by plant roots and later transpired. Infiltration occurs in the upper layers of the ground but may also continue further downwards into the water table.

Infiltration

Depending on how saturated the ground is, the water can continue downwards to replenish water tables and aquifers. This is called percolation. If there are water bodies nearby; the infiltrated water can also end up in the water bodies after.

The rate of infiltration depends on factors such as the amount of precipitation, the type of soils, the amount of vegetative cover over the area, pre-saturation levels, the topography of the land as well as the levels of evapotranspiration in that region.

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Our reading and research on this lesson included the links below:
1. The USGS Water Science School. wwww.ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercyclesummary.html#evapotranspiration)
2. National Weather Service, Columbia SC. www.erh.noaa.gov/cae/svrwx/hail.htm
3. Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum. The Watershed Concept. www.techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module01/Infiltration.htm
4. The Weather Notebook. Chinook Melt, http://www.weathernotebook.org/transcripts/2001/03/14.html
5. THE WATER CYCLE: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS: www.freedrinkingwater.com/resource-water-cycle-student-guide.htm
6. FWR, Hydrological cycle. www.euwfd.com/html/hydrological_cycle.html
7. Kids Konnect. Clouds. www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/15-educational/science/67-clouds.html

What is condensationevaporation in the hydrologic cycle


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