Thursday, September 1, 2016

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The water cycle

The water cycle is a process that water goes through and between land, sea and the atmosphere. The water cycle doesn’t have a start or an end, the water is also recycled throughout the process.

This is when the sun heats up the water which is called vapor (gas). This is an invisible process that changes water into gas, On cold days the process of evaporation is very low, Vapour in the air is known as humidity, In most hot places there is a high amount of humidity. After the water turns into a gas it forms into clouds which is called condensation.

Condensation/ Precipitation
Condensation happens because of the temperature changing, some air in the sky cannot stay as a gas so it turns into tiny liquid water drops. Raindrops can come in many different sizes (1mm to 4.5mm), The next stage after this is called runoff.

Runoff/ groundwater
The water under ground moves due to gravity, Even throw some water from runoff soaks into the ground some of it goes back into the sea, lakes and rivers. The more water in snow and Ice the more chance of flooding.

Overall the four stages of the water cycle are Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Runoff.

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