The hydrological cycle and drainage basins
- What is the correct term for each of these definitions:
- The movement of water through plant cells into the atmosphere.
- Movement of water confined within a river or stream.
- The movement of water into the soil layers.
- The processes by which water reaches the soil or surface.
- Trees and other vegetation, which prevent moisture from reaching the ground directly.
- Movement of water from vegetation to the ground surface.
- The upper level of saturated rocks; it may move between seasons and years.
- Movement of water through the soil, either under gravity, or parallel to the ground surface.
- Movement of water over the ground surface (also known as surface runoff).
- The combined processes by which water is lost by evaporation and transpiration.
- The processes by which water moves through the landscape.
- The change of state from water as a liquid into water vapour (a gas).
- Study the diagram of the global hydrological cycle (above). List 5 processes shown in the diagram and explain what would cause these processes to increase and decrease.
- List five different types of storage shown in the diagram of the hydrological cycle (above).
- Prepare to give a two minute, two slide presentation to explain what the global hydrological cycle is and the processes that happen within it.