Rain is the water falling from the sky. Snow is the water that falls in frozen crystals. Sleet consists of ice pellets and hail is big chunks of ice that fall from the sky.
Hello, this is Information Ivan. I will teach you about the hydrologic cycle. This cycle is a biogeochemical cycle because it explains how water moves around the earth.
First, the water falls from the clouds in the form of a solid: rain, snow, sleet, or hail. This process is known as precipitation.
Water carried from the roots to the underside of leaves is also evaporated. This is known as transpiration.
Next, the water that has fallen from the sky lands on one object and is drained into the ocean. This is known as runoff. This water sometimes stored in the ground, groundwater, is melted and rises to the sky. This is known as evaporation.
Runoff can be bad for the environment if the water contacts human made substances, such as house roofs.
Then, the evaporated water transforms into a liquid by a process called condensation.
This liquid is then stored in the clouds
After the water finishes the cycle, it is stored in a large water supply known as a reservoir.
One reservoir is the atmosphere. This is the envelope of gas surrounding earth. Another reservoir is the ocean, a very large area of the sea. One more reservoir is snow and ice, frozen water in large chunks on earth.
Now you know about the hydrologic cycle. Just remember that water switches between 3 states: liquid, solid, and gas. Thank you!