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1

What is transpiration?

Water vapour released through the stomata in the leaves

2

What is interception?

Water being intercepted by trees and vegetation and being stored on the leaves and vegetation

3

What is throughflow?

Water flowing horizontally through the soil into the river

4

What is percolation?

Water flows vertically through the soil and rocks

5

What is infiltration?

Water seeping into the ground

6

What is groundwater flow?

Water flowing horizontally through the rock into the river

7

Describe the five steps of the hydrological cycle.

1. Water evaporates from the water (lake/sea/river)
2. Plants give off water vapour from transpiration
3.The water condensates and turns from vapour to liquid
4. Water falls on the earths surface through precipitation
5. The water runs back into the river/sea/lake through surface runoff or groundwater and the process repeats