Hydrological Water Cycle

The Hydrological Cycle
The water cycle, otherwise known as the hydrological cycle, is the process of eventually cloud formation. Water starts out just being but when the air gets hot enough or the sun shines on it bright enough that it evaporates. Evaporation is when the water gets so hot that it converts from a liquid to a gas. An example of evaporation is when you boil a pot of water after a while if you take off the lid all this steam will come out. The steam is the evaporated water. That is the first step of Evaporation.

The second step of the hydrological cycle is condensation. Condensation is when the steam rises up because hot air always raises it slowly cools down because the atmosphere is cooler than the surface. Then the steam cools down so much that it transfers from a gas to a vapor or a semi solid. That solid or technically vapor is known as clouds. So condensation is the process in which clouds form.

The third step of the hydrological cycle is when the clouds absorb moisture and eventually drop it all off, which is basically rain in a sense. Or as the hydrological cycle calls it, Precipitation. Precipitation is just a fancy word for rain. When it rains, it converts from water vapor that has been absorbed by a cloud to a liquid. Basically the hydrological cycle is the conversion of water to different substances. The picture at the bottom will visually summarize what I have just said. To review evaporation is water turning into gas, convection is when steam turns into clouds, and finally precipitation is rain. Evaporation then Condensation then Precipitation and then it starts up all over again, it keeps on going and going forever.

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