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Hydrologic cycle

  • Ray Kenny
Reference work entry
The hydrologic cycle describes the complex and dynamic distribution, transfer and temporary storage of water over and under the Earth's surface. As the term cycle suggests, there is a recurring succession of events (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, surface runoff, subsurface infiltration, and evapotranspiration) that keep nearly all near-surface water in an endless circulation pattern ( Figure H5).
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