Water balance in the natural water cycle
As in a business balance the income side and the expenditure side, there is an intake side and a release side in the water balance.
The individual factors on the release side include: evaporation from plants, from the Earth's surface, from surface waters, from the sea, from factories, from people.
The outflow includes the outflow from surface waters into the sea and the outflow into the ground water. The intake side includes above all precipitation and the inflow from glaciers.
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The interactive graphic can be used to round off work on the water cycle, as it takes a more detailed look at the intake and release sides separately from each other.