What is the hydrological cycle?

1 Answer
Sep 7, 2017

It is also called water cycle


Water cycle, or hydrologic cycle, is a term used to define circulation of water from the atmosphere to the earth and return to the atmosphere through various stages and processes.

Precipitation (rain, hail, snow) is the starting point. A part of precipitated water enters into the ground (that is called groundwater) and a part forms rivers and streams.

Plants, animals and other living creatures (when it is hot) transpire water. From lakes, rivers, streams and oceans some water is evaporated thanks to solar activity.

Human being is able to benefit groundwater to irrigate plants, to use at homes and in industries. This water, when discharged, is returned to the receiving water bodies and the atmosphere by evaporation.

All these processes are parts of the water cycle.

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