Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 57 - Ecosystems - 57.3 - Food Webs Transfer Energy and Nutrients from Primary Producers to Consumers - 57.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1236: 1


The global hydrologic cycle is driven by solar energy. The cycle is started with the evaporation of water from the ocean. As the moist air rises, it cools and the water vapor condenses to create clouds. The moisture from evaporation is transported throughout the globe until it precipitates back to the surface as rain or snow.

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