The Water Cycle

This visualization, from the US Geological Survey, provides a simple schematic of the various pathways that water can take as it cycles through ocean, lakes, atmosphere, surface and ground.

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US Geological Service (USGS) hosted by Windows to the Universe
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This visualization is available also here: http://ga.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html (at this site you can get a text-free version of the diagram that might be useful as an assessment) Educator should look at the links on the visualization page to see connections to climate change.

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