Can you explain the processes of condensation, evaporation, and precipitation in the water cycle?
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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