vocab #1 water cycle

vocab #1 water cycle - the Earth surface. Precipitation can...

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Water cycle (often called hydrologic cycle) is a process in which water change its form (liquid, solid, gas) and travel throughout the Earth. More specifically, water is stored in several types of reservoirs: fresh water in lakes, river; groundwater under the Earth surface and glacier on the North and South Pole. Its next ride is to evaporate from those storage into the atmosphere, where it formed clouds. This particular step is crucial to life on Earth because it prevent the atmosphere from drying out, which is explained by the next process: precipitation. It happens when clouds condense and release water back on
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Unformatted text preview: the Earth surface. Precipitation can occurs in many forms: rain, snow,… in which water replay its first role (stores in river, ocean,…) or can “re-evaporates” back into the atmosphere. For many years, humans have been finding many ways to efficiently make use of this phenomenon process of water. Some examples are building dams, irrigation,… As the population increase, we need to be more careful in term of water management....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2010 for the course ENG 189 taught by Professor Welbeck during the Spring '10 term at Eastern Oregon.

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