The Water Cycle By: Mckenzie Saul

Evaporation occurs when the sun heats water in rivers,lakes and oceans. The water turns into vapor or steam, which then rises into the air
Condensation occurs when the water vapor cools and turns into tiny water droplets that attach to each other and forms clouds
Precipitation is when water falls from the clouds as rain, snow, sleet, hail
Runoff is when some water stays on the earths surface and flows into rivers,lakes, reservoirs.
Percolation is when other water seeps down into the earths natural underground reservoirs called aquifiers
Infiltration is the process in which water enters the soil.
Sublimation is when snow or ice turns into vapor
Desublimation occurs when vapor turns directly into solid ice or snow
Evapotranspiration occurs when water is discharged as vapor into the atmosphere as a result of evaporation from the soil and transpiration by plants.
The Nitrogen Cycle is a biochemical cycle by which nitrogen is converted into various chemical forms as it circulates among the atmosphere and terrestrail and marine ecosystems
Nitrogen fixation is a conversion of atmopheric nitrogen into ammonia preformed by bacteria in the roots of legumes.
Nitrification is a conversion of ammonia to nitrite to nitrate preformed by bacteria.
Assimilation occurs when inorganic nitrogen is up taken by the roots of plants and becomes part of the food chain.
Ammonification is a conversion of organic nitrogen into ammonia, preformed by decomposers to return nitrogen to the soil.
Dentrification is when the nitrates are returned to the atmosphere by anaerobic bacteria
The Carbon Cycle is the biochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere,pedosphere,geosphere,hydrosphere and atmosphere of the earth.
Photosynthesis is when producers convert CO2 into sugars.
Resperation is when sugars are converted back in CO2
Burial is the process when some carbon can be buried
Extraction is when human extraction of fossil fuels bring carbon to earths surface where it can be combusted.
Exchange is when CO2 in the atmosphere and CO2 is dissolved in water are constantly exchanged
Combustion converts fossil fules and plant material into CO2
The Phosphorus Cycle is the biochemical cycle that describes the movement of phosphorus through the lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere.
Weathering of uplifted rocks contributes phosphates to the land. Some phosphates make there way back to the ocean.
Fertilizer- occurs when phosphate fertilizer is applied to fields can run off directly into streams, become part of a soil pool, or be absorbed by plants
Excretion and Decomposition-excretion by animals(land or in ocean)and decomposition of both animals and plants release phosphates on land or in water.
Dissolved phosphates-precipitate out of solution and contribute to the ocean sediments. Conversion of sediments into phosphates rocks is a very slow process.
Geologic Uplift- geologic forces can slowly life up phosphate rocks from the ocean floor (the rocks thick with phosphate in them) to form mountains.
my drawing of the water cycle


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