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Element

Parts or substances that make up a system

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Flows/ Transfers

Elements moving around the system

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Closed System

When there are no inputs & outputs

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System

Explains relationships within a unit.

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Model

A way of sampling or representing a complex reality

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Attributes

Characteristics of the elements that may be perceived or measured.

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Relationships

Associations that occur between elements & attributes

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Boundary

Edge of the system

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Inputs

Elements entering the system

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Outputs

Elements leaving the system

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Stores

Elements being stored in the system

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Flows/ Transfers

Elements moving around the system

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Dynamic Equilibrium

A balance between inputs and outputs

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Open System

When there are both inputs & outputs

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Closed System

When there are no inputs & outputs

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Positive Feedback

When the effect of an action is amplified by other knock-on effects

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Negative Feedback

When the effect of an action are nullified by it's knock-on effects

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Drainage Basin

the land drained by a river and its tributaries

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Front

Where warm & cold air meet

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Condensation

Gas to Liquid

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Evaporation

Liquid to gas

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Accumulation

Liquid to solid

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Ablation

Solid to liquid

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Sublimation

solid to gas

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Deposition

gas to solid

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Effect the rate of evaporation

- Amount of water

-Humidity of air

- Amount of sun

-Temperature of air

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Precipitation

Rain from clouds after the water has condensed.

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Infiltration

The rain being absorbed by permeable ground

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Percolation

Movement of water through underground rocks

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Water Table

The top of the groundwater