Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, The Biosphere - Assessment - 3.4 Cycles of Matter - Understand Key Concepts - Page 91: 22


Water can enter the atmosphere through the process of transpiration in plants or by the evaporation of water from water sources such as oceans and lakes.

Work Step by Step

Through the process of transpiration, water is taken up from the ground by plants and then released into the atmosphere. The sun heats up oceans and lakes, causing water to evaporate into the atmosphere to form clouds.
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