The Water Cycle
What is Water Cycle?
The water cycle or the hydrologic cycle is the continuous flow of water in all of its forms on Earth. During this cycle, it manifests in its liquid, vapor, & ice form. Since that it is a cycle, it has neither beginning nor end. The water that the dinosaurs drank during the Jurassic epoch is the same water that is all around us today.
The Process That Water Goes Through
The Hydrologic Cycle is composed of four main parts. These are:
•Evaporation (and Transpiration) – The process where in the water turns into gas from its liquid state. It happens when the water molecules are exposed to heat beyond its normal room temperature, when this happens, the molecular energy is increased causing the water molecules to escape via evaporation and hence go to the atmosphere. Transpiration is the evaporation of moisture from plants
•Condensation - Process where in the water vapor, once chilled turns into clouds. It is the opposite of evaporation. This process releases heat in the atmosphere since that the molecular arrangement of water vapor is less random, when the vapor return to its liquid state, molecular arrangement is getting more distinct.
•Precipitation – When the cloud gets too heavy and the air cannot hold it anymore, it falls back into earth's surface in the forms of rain, hail, sleet, or snow.
•Accumulation – When it precipitates, the water runs back to earth, and to its basins. Water returns to seas, oceans, rivers, swamps & other bodies of water.
This contnues for billions of years and will still continue until the end of the world.