Water and Weather. Chapter Four: Water and the Water Cycle. 4.1 Water on Earth’s Surface 4.2 The Water Cycle. Investigation 4B. Water in Earth’s Atmosphere. How can we measure water content in the atmosphere?.
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Water in Earth’s Atmosphere
The water cycle is sometimes called the hydrologic cycle.4.2 The Water Cycle
The Sun, wind, weather,
and gravity drive the water cycle.
Evaporationoccurs when liquid water has enough energy to leave the liquid phase and become a gas called water vapor.4.2 Water cycle processes
Water molecules cool and slow down so much that they group and form droplets of liquid.4.2 The Water Cycle
This includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail.4.2 Water cycle processes
This water, called surface runoff, eventually reaches lakes, rivers, and oceans. Surface runoff dissolves and collects minerals and nutrient-rich soil as it flows.4.2 How water moves in the water cycle
When groundwater is removed from an aquifer for human consumption, it can take 300 to 1,000 years or more to replenish the supply.4.2 How water moves in the water cycle
Groundwater can move through soil because the soil is porous.4.2 How water moves in the water cycle
Aquifers are important water sources.
The Ogallala Aquifer is in danger of becoming depleted because the water is being used faster than it can be replenished.4.2 How water moves in the water cycle
The water that comes to many homes in the United States originates in a watershed that can be local or from another region.4.2 Watersheds
A geyseris a hot spring in which the water pressure builds up. Eventually it explodes from the ground.4.2 The water cycle and volcanoes
Water that evaporates from geysers or hot springs becomes part of the water cycle.4.2 The water cycle and volcanoes
The Wild World of Caves
Conserving Water While You Brush