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A Tour of the Water Cycle

This animation shows one molecule of water completing the hydrologic cycle. Heat from the sun causes the molecule to evaporate from the ocean's surface. Once it evaporates, it is transported high in the atmosphere and condenses to form clouds. Clouds can move great distances and eventually the water molecule will fall as rain or snow. Ultimately, the water molecule arrives back where it the ocean.
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This is a narrated tour of a previous conceptual animation.    This is a narrated tour of a previous conceptual animation.
Duration: 1.4 minutes
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Animation Number:10640
Animator:Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC) (Lead)
Narrator:Brooke Harris (UMBC)
Producer:Brooke Harris (UMBC)
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SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere
NASA Science >> Sun

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