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Water Cycle

The water cycle or hydrologic cycle describes the movement of water on, above and below the surface of the earth. This endless cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation brings us fresh water, reshapes the surface of the earth and washes nutrients to new areas. Even the climate is influenced by the heating and cooling effects as water moves through its different phases of solid, liquid and gas.

Asked in Energy, Water Cycle

What is the source of energy that drives the water cycle?

Solar energy from the sun's rays drives the water cycle. Heat from Sol, our sun, supplies the energy that drives the water cycle. The energy enters Earth's sphere as radiant energy (electromagnetic energy - 'photons' in quantum speak), largely in visible wavelengths. Some of this inbound energy is reflected back out, mainly by clouds, snow, and ice, and this reflection is Earth's albedo. (Hint: We see our moon by its albedo!) Much of this inbound radiant energy is absorbed and that Earth...
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Earth Sciences, Water Cycle

What role does temperature play in the water cycle?

If the temperature is on the higher side, water from the rivers, oceans evaporate at a faster pace. The more the heat in the summer, the more the possibility of excessive rain during rainy season. In this way, temperature plays a crucial role in the water cycle. ...
Asked in Science, Meteorology and Weather, Rocks and Minerals, Water Cycle

What are the advantages of cycle of sedimentation?

the study of cycle of sedimentation and sedimentary rock has great practical value as well. Oil and gas, our most valuable sources of energy are found in these rocks. These precious resources are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and so it's more important than ever to understand how sedimentary rocks which is known as sedimentation cycle. As oil and gas decline in abundance, coal which is a distinct type of sedimentary rock will be use increasingly to generate energy. Another important energy source...
Asked in Global Warming, Water Cycle

How does water go back to the atmosphere?

Water, in the form of water vapor, goes back into the atmosphere through evaporation from lakes, rivers and oceans. ...
Asked in Atmospheric Sciences, Water Cycle

What are the five parts of the water cycle?

1: evaporation 2: transpiration (plants only) 3: condensation 4: precipitation 5:run off/ground water The water cycle is the earths way of reusing water. water from oceans and such evaporates and condenses to form clouds as clouds gain more water until they are unable to hold it all then precipitation occurs (think rain). then the water flows back to the oceans via rivers and such. ...
Asked in Science, Waste and Recycling, Water Cycle, Washing Machines & Dryers

How do you install a dry well for washing machine?

A drywell is a hole in the ground filled with crushed stone that helps store and distribute the discharge of a washing machine underground. In many jurisdictions it is unlawful and a washing machine must be tied into a sewer system if one is available. A drywell is a much better method if the structure uses a septic tank because the disharge from the washer will overload the septic tank. There is no set method for installing a drywell unless a standard is...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Rain and Flooding, Water Cycle

Without the sun what would happen to the water cycle?

It would end. All water would freeze. The sun is the energy that makes the water cycle do what it does. So if there was no sun the water cycle wouldn't work.. +++ With no Sun there would have been no Solar System hence no Earth, let alone any water to evaporate etc. ...
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What is carbon transferring from a body of water to the atmosphere called?

This movement is evaporation, and is part of the carbon cycle.
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What are 5 types of cycles ex life cycle water cycle etc?

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What does Human impact have on the water cycle?

Water used by households, industries, and farms have increased. People demand clean water at reasonable costs, yet the amount of fresh water is limited and the easily accessible sources have been developed. As the population increases, so will our need to withdraw more water from rivers, lakes and aquifers, threatening local resources and future water supplies. A larger population will not only use more water but will discharge more wastewater. Domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastes, including the intensive use of pesticides, herbicides and...
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How do the atmosphere and hydrosphere interact in the water cycle?

The Hydrosphere is inside of the Atmosphere. The Hydrosphere contains earths water. Mostly were clouds are and precipitation happens. ...
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Geography, Water Cycle

What causes the water cycle?

# The Sun warms the Earth through radiation. # Water evaporates from the Earth's surface because of the heat. # Water changes state to become water vapour. # Water vapour condenses on the cooler surface (the sky) to form water droplets. # Water droplets gather and become heavy. # Clouds form and becomes rain. # Rain = water, and the cycle repeats itself ---- The SUN is the biggest engine, which drives all the forces of nature. Precipitation is one of such amazing process...
Asked in Rainforests, Water Cycle

How do rain forests play a role in the water cycle?

The moisture absorbed by the trees is transpired through the leaves into the air to later produce rainfall. :) ...
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How does evaporation work in the water cycle?

when liquid evaporate, it turns into a gas. The evaporation process causes cooling on the surface of where the liqiud originated ...
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How temperature related to the process of water cycle?

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What are the four steps of the water cycle?

Evaporation (from oceans etc) and transpiration (from trees and vegetation). Condensation, forming clouds. Precipitation in the form of rain, snow, hail and sleet. Surface water (run off, above ground), Underground water (infiltration, percolation), collection and storage. evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and run off....
Asked in Periods and Conception, Narcissism, Rain and Flooding, Water Cycle

How do narcissistic cycles of overvaluing and devaluing work?

My experience was similar, except that the periods of time between overvaluing and devaluing were shorter. He could be lovely and 'caring' for approximately three weeks then suddenly say that we would never be a good couple and break up with me with no further explanation other than that it was his 'intuition' that we wouldn't be a good couple or that he felt that our relationship could get 'operatic'. The only thing we ever fought about was his spontaneous dumpings. I...
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What does runoff do during the water cycle?

it flow back into the ocean or any other water and starts the water cycle again ...
Asked in Energy, Water Cycle

What is the main source of energy in the water cycle?

The main source of energy in the water cycle is the sun/Solar radiation (sunlight). the source of energy that drives the water cycle is the sun because since the sun's heat makes the water evaporate which will led to the whole process of the water cycle and the process will keep on repeating. The water cycle or hydrologic cycle is driven by both short wave radiation from the sun, and long wave (infrared) radiation from the earth. ...
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What is transpiration?

Transpiration is the evaporation of cellular water (in the form of water vapour) from the stoma in the leaves of the plants. Stoma are "pores" and are generally located on the underside of the leaves of plants. Water accumulating in the leaves of the plants is lost as water vapor through the process of transpiration, this is similar to the process of sweating in animals. Transpiration accomplishes two things, it does cool the leaves slightly through evaporative cooling, it also causes what is referred...
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What are the six parts of the water cycle?

The six parts of water cycle are: Evaporation, Transpiration Condensation, precipitation, surface runoff, infiltration. First, the water evaporates. Second, the water transform into tiny droplets in the sky. Next, the droplets turns to clouds. Then, the clouds, which is full of water, rain. Then, the rain will go down mountains, the rivers and then back in the ocean. Lastly, the water cycle starts again! ...
Asked in Oil Spills, BP Oil Spill, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Water Cycle

How does oil spill affect water cycle?

It will rain oil and all the cute puppies in the world will spontaniously combust. dont forget disneyworld will burst into flames ...
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Water Cycle

Is absorption a part of the water cycle?

Yes, it is. It is when precipitation (rain, snow or sleet) is absorbed into the ground. ...
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What are the seven steps of the water cycle?

Evaporation and transpiration lead to condensation which leads to precipitation which leads to run-off then seepage then root up-take--- begin again. evaporation, condensation precipitation, Run off percolation, filtration runoff, ...