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process by which solid water (ice) changes directly to a gas
sublimation
process by which precipitation soaks into the ground
infiltration
release of water vapor by plants
transpiration
precipitation is greater than _____ over land
evaporation
______ happens when water can't infiltrate
runoff
total global precipitation is ________ to global evaporation
equal
waters attraction to other substances
adhesion
waters attraction to other molecules
cohesion
molecular condition in which one end has a slightly positive charge and the other a slightly negative charge
polarity
cohesion of water molecules at the surface of a body of water
surface tension
substance in which another substance is dissolved
solvent
a water molecule is _________
polar
water is ______ and _______
adhesive, cohesive
state of not having enough of something
scarcity
__% of earths water is in oceans
97
___% of freshwater is ice in glaciers and ice caps
70
most saltwater use is for _______
electricity