The Water Cycle
The water cycle (hydrologic) is a process that the water goes through between land, ocean and atmosphere. Throughout this process the water goes through different stages and states, like: evaporation, where the liquid turns into water vapour, condensation, still water vapour, precipitation, where the water vapour turns into liquid or solid
Evaporation is when the sun’s energy separates the liquid bonds to make water vapour. When the heat from the sun is shining on the water in lakes and pools, the sun’s energy will break the bonds that hold the water in molecules together. Humidity is when there is water vapour in the air. If there is humidity in cold atmospheres, not only can the water droplets be condensed but can also form fog. Plants and trees that contain water, can also evaporate, this process is known as transpiration. After the process of evaporation or transpiration the next stage is condensation, where the water vapour joins.
Condensation is when all the water vapour turns into big clouds, then all the water vapour condenses into liquids or solid, when it rains it's called precipitation. Condensation happens from temperature changes. Warmer air can contain more water vapour than cold-air. Once the clouds are ready, the next stage is precipitation. Precipitation is when the water vapour turns into a solid or a liquid. The states changes depending on the weather temperature. If the air if cold then the clouds in the air that contain water droplets will turn into a solid or partly into a solid like snow, hail or even sleet. After condensation and precipitation, comes runoff and groundwater where the liquid water runs down into lakes, rivers or into the ground, and that's how we get our top water.
Run off is when the precipitated water runs down from mountains into lakes, ponds or gets sucked into the ground by to the soil. All the water that has rained down runs down into oceans , ponds and other sources of water so it can keep the water cycle going. Some of the water doesn’t make it all the way down because it gets suced into the soil. All the water that goes into the soil goes down to the aquifer, where all the water get filtered so we can drink it from our taps
Finally , to conclude, the key stages to remember are that the hydrologic cycle never stops, the water goes through different stages like, vapour, solid and liquid and the different steps of the process are, evaporation, condensation, precipitation,runoff and accumulation.