Can you explain the processes of condensation, evaporation, and precipitation in the water cycle?
In the water cycle, condensation, evaporation, & precipitation describe the three majors movements of water in the environment. Precipitation is essentially rain, which as we know falls to the ground. It then gets evaporated changing from a liquid to a gas state. The accumulation of this water vapor forms clouds. When clouds turn into rain, the water goes from a gaseous to a liquid state, also known as condensation.
There is an abundance of water on Earth as it is already. Let’s start off with evaporation. The water that’s on the surface of the earth is turned from liquid to gas (water vapour) as it leaves the surface and enters the earths atmospshere. This happens due to the sun. Then we have condensation. This turns that water vapour back into liquid which forms all the clouds above. Thereafter as the clouds get heavier we have precipitation. This is when water is released from the clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet or hail.
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