Water Cycle Processes [Poster]

General Information Product 235
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The water cycle describes how water moves from Earth’s surface into the atmosphere, then back to the surface again or to below Earth’s surface. This educational poster depicts five key water-cycle processes that transport or transform water between states: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, and infiltration. It illustrates examples of natural and human interactions with these processes. This poster is intended for eighth-grade audiences.

Suggested Citation

Anderson, E., Hill, S., Nixon, R., Abbott, B., Lee, R., Wood, R., Carling, G., Hopkins, B., Corson-Dosch, H.R., Nell, C., and Bailey, E., 2024, Water cycle processes [poster]: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 235, https://doi.org/10.3133/gip235.

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water cycle processes [poster]
Series title General Information Product
Series number 235
DOI 10.3133/gip235
Year Published 2024
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) WMA - Integrated Information Dissemination Division
Description 1 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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