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What is another name for the hydrologic cycle?
Water Cycle
What happens when water vapor rises in the atmosphere?
It expands and cools.
Water used by industry is new or recycled?
Recycled
The volume of water in a stream remains constant or inconsistant?
Inconsistant
Do human activities contribute to the occurrence of floods?
Yes
The main parts of the water cycle are evapotranspiration, precipitation, and _________?
Condensation
Condensation is a change in water from a __________?
Gas to Liquid
App. what percentage of the earth's precipitation falls on the ocean?
75%
What is the artificial means of producing fresh water from the ocean water?
desalination
What is the term for the main stream and tributaries of a river?
River system
The path that a river follow is called its ________?
Channel
Channel erosion is quickest in rivers with a ______________?
High volume of bed load
All of the sediment carried by a river is called the ____________?
stream load
The amount of water that flows in a river channel in a given amount of time is called ________________?
discharge
The wide curves in the river are called__________?
meanders