The Process of water being transferred between the: oceans, land and the atmosphere
1st Process: Precipitation
Process where condensed water falls from clouds to the Earth's surface
2nd Process: Evaporation
Water molecules that are in a liquid form escape into the air, and change in state to water vapor
3rd Process: Condensation
Molecules of water vapor in the air change in state to become liquid water
4th Process: Transpiration
Water that is released into the atmosphere from plants, trees and leaves
Surface Run Off
Rain, water, snow or any other form of liquid moving over land
When a state of matter turns from a solid to a gaseous form skipping the liquid form
When a state of matter turns from gaseous form into a solid form
When water travels downward into the soil or rocks.
Water that has made its way into the ground, and has escaped into a rive, or stream. Usually stored within layers of soil
Chemical reactions Involved: Depends on temperature on how the water will either precipitate, condense, evaporate, or transpire.
Impact of Humans: Pollution to water, and consumption of water can lead to unnatural decrease in water supply
Organic and Inorganic Compounds: Organic: Soil from animal decay and decayed plant roots, Carbon from sedimentary rocks, Microorganism from left over soil being pushed into water. Inorganic: Chloride (salty water), Sulfate, Fluoride.