Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How does the global hydrologic cycle maintain its balance?

Summary Introduction

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The maintenance of the balance of the global hydrologic cycle.


Water serves as an intercellular solvent for biochemical reactions. The cycling of water is known as the hydrologic cycle. Water in the hydrologic cycle moves from the oceans to the atmosphere, from the atmosphere to land, from land to freshwater reserves and again to the ocean.


Water is evaporated with the help of solar energy from lakes, oceans, and seas and it enters into the atmosphere as vapor. It falls as precipitation in the form of rain or snow on the land. The water then reaches to the great depth of soil and re-enters the ocean reserves.

The balancing of hydrologic cycle is very crucial, as water plays a very important role in nutrient circulation and supports the lives of organisms living in an ecosystem...

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