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What happens when rain reaches the ground?
« on: 11/07/2010 14:54:40 »
Please answer as detailed as possible. Thank you!


 

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What happens when rain reaches the ground?
« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2010 21:34:38 »
Rain reaches the ground it cleans the air through its travel
the ground begins to get damp
the ground begins to get wet
the ground begins to get saturated
the ground begins to get large puddles
The ground begins to get flooded.
the groung becomes a stream, river, lake, or ocean.
 
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2010 10:47:16 »
Rain reaches the ground it cleans the air through its travel
the ground begins to get damp
the ground begins to get wet
the ground begins to get saturated
the ground begins to get large puddles
The ground begins to get flooded.
the groung becomes a stream, river, lake, or ocean.

Well, what I mean is to say what are the processes that rain will undergo once it touches the ground
 

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What happens when rain reaches the ground?
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2010 11:07:29 »
Do ewe mean the cycle from ground-to cloud-to ground again ?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2010 11:09:30 »
Wikipedia says this:

The sun, which drives the water cycle, heats water in oceans and seas. Water evaporates as water vapor into the air. Ice and snow  can sublimate directly into water vapor. Evapotranspiration is water transpired  from plants and evaporated from the soil. Rising air currents take the vapor up into the atmosphere where cooler temperatures cause it to condense into clouds. Air currents move water vapor around the globe, cloud particles collide, grow, and fall out of the sky as precipitation. Some precipitation falls as snow or hail, and can accumulate as ice caps and glaciers, which can store frozen water for thousands of years. Snowpacks can thaw and melt, and the melted water flows over land as snowmelt. Most water falls back into the oceans or onto land as rain, where the water flows over the ground as surface runoff. A portion of runoff enters rivers in valleys in the landscape, with streamflow moving water towards the oceans. Runoff and groundwater are stored as freshwater in lakes. Not all runoff flows into rivers, much of it soaks into the ground as infiltration. Some water infiltrates deep into the ground and replenishes aquifers, which store freshwater for long periods of time. Some infiltration stays close to the land surface and can seep back into surface-water bodies (and the ocean) as groundwater discharge. Some groundwater finds openings in the land surface and comes out as freshwater springs. Over time, the water returns to the ocean, where our water cycle started.

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