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Amazon Rainforest Water Cycle

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Introduction

Amazon Rainforest Water Cycle This diagram shows how water cycles throughout the rainforest; 1. Heavy tropical rainfall occurs. It is convectional rainfall and is caused by the process of convection in the atmosphere. ...read more.

Middle

2. 80% of the rainfall is intercepted by trees and plants, and does not reach the ground. 3. High evaptranspiration takes place during the day. This is the loss of moisture from the soil in the form of water vapour, including that lost by evaporation from open bodies of water e.g. ...read more.

Conclusion

rivers, and also that lost by transpiration from growing plants. 4. Warm, moist air rising creates Cumulus and Cumulo Nimbus clouds. 5. During late afternoon/early evening (5-6pm), temperature drops and clouds condense causing rain. In the Amazon, the rain is relatively steady all year round, giving a stable environment for growth. Little water reaches the Amazon, and even less will reach the Atlantic. ...read more.

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