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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Is the hydrologic cycle as shown here a closed system or an open system? Why?

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Whether the hydrological cycle shown in the figure is open or closed system.

Explanation

The hydrological cycle in the given system shows water circulating from one part of the Earth system to another system. The water from the atmosphere falls as rain through condensation and precipitation and seeps into the surface as groundwater and also contributes to the ponds, lakes and so on, falls on the surface and in oceans...

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