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Flashcards in Hydrological Cycle Definitions Deck (14):
1

precipitation

rain, snow, hail and sleet

2

infiltration

when water enters the ground

3

interception

water caught by trees and plantS

4

stem flow

water flowing down plants and stems

5

overland flow

anywhere water flows over land surface

6

through flow

when water flows through the ground

7

transpiration

where water vapour comes out of leaves

8

evapotranspiration

water rises as vapour from the ground or released from leaves

9

ground water flow

the slow movement of groundwater

10

soil water

water held between soil particles

11

ground water

water deep in the ground

12

percolation

movement of water through the ground

13

surface storage

lakes, ponds and puddles

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groundwater storage

water stored underground in bed rock