The cycle by which water evaporates from soils, vegetation, oceans and other bodies of water; accumulates as water vapor in clouds; returns to the Earth, oceans and other bodies of water as rain and snow; and runs off as river flow, through the soil or an aquifer.
The natural cycle of water from evaporation, transportation in the atmosphere, condensation (rain), and the flow back to the ocean.
the continuous transfer of water through its gaseous, liquid and solid states from the oceans to land and back again.
The natural pathway water follows in changing between liquid, solid, and gaseous states as it moves in various forms through the ecosphere.
The process encompassing the evaporation of water from the earth’s surface, its condensation in the atmosphere, and its return to the surface through precipitation.
The cyclical movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere, to the land, and returning to the ocean.
The study of the incidence and properties of water on and within the ground, including that held in rivers and lakes. It comprises studies of rainfall, evaporation, run-off, ground water, soil moisture, the hydrological balance, snow and ice accumulation, and chemistry of natural water.
Water cycle, involving the exchange of waterbetween the atmosphere, water-bodies, the Earth's crust and living organisms. Operates on a global to microcosm level.
The sum total of movement of water from the oceans to the atmosphere, to the soil, and back to the oceans. Some water is cycled many times within compartments of the system before completing one full circuit.
The continuous circulation of moisture and water on earth. The amount of water never changes but its state and position in the cycle does change.
(sometimes called the water cycle) is the movement of water from the atmosphere to the land as precipitation, its flow to the sea via rivers and lakes and the return to the atmosphere via evaporation.
The cycle of water evaporated from water surfaces and plants and precipitated as rain
The movement of water from ocean, by evaporation, to atmosphere, to land and back, via river flow, to ocean.
is the natural cycle of water from evaporation, transpiration in the atmosphere, condensation (rain and snow), and flows back to the ocean (e.g. rivers).
cycle in which water falls, runs off in rivers, lakes, oceans, etc and re-enters the atmosphere through evaporation
See water cycle.
Same as hydrologic cycle.