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hydrologic cycle

Definition:
The movement of water between the oceans, ground surface and atmosphere by evaporation, precipitation and the activity of living organisms, as one of the mayor biogeochemical cycles. Each day water evaporates from the oceans and is carried in the air from the sea over the land, which receives it as precipitation, and finally returns from the land to the sea through rivers, thus completing the cycle. (Source: ALLa)
broader terms
hydrosphere
narrower terms
flood
  hydrographic network
  hydrologic balance
  hydrologic flow
  low flow
  ocean circulation
  overturn (limnology)
  sea circulation
  sea level
  sea wave
  water level
Scope note:
scope note is not available
Groups:
HYDROSPHERE (freshwater, marine water, waters)
Themes:
natural dynamics
water
Other relations:
Wikipedia article
Water cycle
Has close match
UMTHES: Wasserkreislauf
Arabic: الدورة الهيدرولوجية - دورة المياه
Basque: uraren ziklo
Bulgarian: Хидроложки цикъл (кръговрат)
Catalan: cicle hidrològic
Chinese: 水文循环
Croatian: hidrološki ciklus
Czech: cyklus hydrologický
Danish: vands kredsløb
Dutch: waterkringloop
English (US): hydrologic cycle
Estonian: veeringe
Finnish: veden kiertokulku luonnossa
French: cycle de l'eau
German: Wasserkreislauf
Greek: υδρολογικός κύκλος
Hungarian: hidrológiai körfolyamat
Irish: timthriall hidreolaíoch
Italian: ciclo idrologico
Latvian: hidroloģisks cikls
Lithuanian: hidrologinis ciklas
Maltese: ċiklu idroloġiku
Norwegian: hydrologisk kretsløp
Polish: cykl hydrologiczny
Portuguese: ciclos hidrológicos
Romanian: ciclu hidrologic
Russian: гидрологический цикл
Slovak: hydrologický cyklus
Slovenian: hidrološki cikel
Spanish: ciclo hidrológico
Swedish: hydrologisk cykel
Turkish: hidrolojik döngü, su döngüsü
Ukrainian: гідрологічний цикл
Concept URL: <http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/4116>