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the removal and transport of weathered materials
erosion
the continious movement of water from storage to the atmosphere, to land into the ground and back to storage
water cycle
the process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas or vapor in the air is changed into liquid water
evaporation
the process by which water vapor int he air is changed into a liquid water crucial to the water cycle because it is responsible for the formation of clouds
condensation
water reeleased from clouds in the from of rain frezzing rain snow hail or sleet
precipitation
water that flows across the land and collects in rivers nad streams and eventually the ocean
runoff
the downward movement of water from land surface into soil due to gravity
infiltration
the downward movement of water though pores or other spaces in the soil due to gravity
percolation
network or streams and rivers that drain an area of its runoff
river system
smaller rivers of streams that flow into larger ones
tributaries
the land drained by a river system including the main river and all of its tributaries
watershed
seperates watersheds
divide
the path a stream follows
channel
the measure in the change over a certain distance
gradient
the materials carried in a streamswater
load
the channel is steeper then it is wide flows very quickly
youthful river