Geochemistry

Editors: Clare P. Marshall, Rhodes W. Fairbridge

Hydrologic cycle

  • Ray Kenny
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4496-8_161
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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