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JetStream Max: Water Cycle Poster

Water Cycle poster. Click to return to JetStream Max.

High quality posters English: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17", 2 x 3' | Spanish: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17", 2 x 3'

  • EVAPORATION The process where liquid water changes into water vapor (gas).
  • PLANT UPTAKE Water taken from the groundwater flow and soil moisture.
  • TRANSPIRATION Evaporation of liquid water from plants and trees into the atmosphere.
  • SUBLIMATION The process where ice and snow (solid) change into water vapor (gas), skipping the liquid phase.
  • CONDENSATION The process where water vapor (gas) changes into water droplets (liquid).
  • TRANSPORTATION The movement of solid, liquid and gaseous water through the atmosphere.
  • PRECIPITATION Water that falls to the earth. Most precipitation falls as rain but includes snow, sleet, drizzle, and hail.
  • DEPOSITION The process where water vapor (gas) changes into ice (solid), skipping the liquid phase.
  • INFILTRATION Movement of water into the ground from the surface.
  • PERCOLATION Movement of water past the soil going deep into the groundwater.
  • RUNOFF River, lake, and stream transport of water and transport of ice in glaciers.
  • GROUNDWATER Underground water flow (aquifers).
Water Cycle lineart poster.
Line Art - English: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17" | Spanish: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17"
Line Art (no labels) - English: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17" | Spanish: 8½ x 11", 11 x 17"
Quiz version - English: 8½ x 11" | Spanish: 8½ x 11"