Term Definition
Groundwater Discharge Groundwater discharge is the volumetric flow rate of groundwater through an aquifer.
Groundwater Recharge Is when the water moves down into the ground (into the water table)
Confined Aquifer Is when the water from the ground rises
Unconfined Aquifer Is when the water seeps into the confined aquifer because the impermeable layer does not exist
Artesian well Is an confined aquifer containing groundwater
Water table the level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Infiltration to pass through something with gaps and such
Percolation is the process of a liquid slowly passing through a filter
Transpiration is essentially evaporation of water from plant leaves.
Precipitation Rain, snow, hail!!!
Evaporation The changing of a liquid into a gas, often under the influence of heat
Condesation water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.