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What is the hydrologic cycle?

The hydrologic cycle describes the circulation of water from the ocean and other watery surfaces to the atmosphere and to the land.

A major source of atmospheric water vapor is evaporation from the oceans. Precipitation — rain, snow, sleet or freezing rain — falls from clouds and is a loss of atmospheric water as it removes water from the atmosphere. Continue reading

Category: Climate, Meteorology

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