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SCI/245 Geology CheckPoint: Water Impacts The lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere all correlate with each other to make up the hydrologic cycle, or water cycle. Water and other materials are constantly being cycled among the four spheres. Water evaporates from a water source into the atmosphere due to the Sun’s energy. Clouds are then formed when this evaporated water condenses. The water returns by means of precipitation; this means hail, snow, or sleet. Evaporation and transpiration will allow some water to return back into the atmosphere. While some of the water infiltrates into the ground to join the water reservoir system. Here there is a chance that the water could be locked away in
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Unformatted text preview: the lithosphere, forming hydrous materials. Some water will flow back into the sea called surface runoff. The biosphere and humans only capture a small amount of water. This hydrologic cycle is very important to the Earths wellbeing and existence. Without this cycle nothing could even live. Trees, animals, and humans would all eventually die. The rivers, lakes, and eventually oceans would dry up. Many jobs would be in jeopardy as well. Hydro- powered electricity and crops could not get the water needed if it didnt rain....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course SCI 245 SCI/245 taught by Professor Facilitator during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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