What is it called when water flows along the surface of the Earth?
Surface runoff (also known as overland flow) is the flow of water occurring on the ground surface when excess rainwater, stormwater, meltwater, or other sources, can no longer sufficiently rapidly infiltrate in the soil. Surface runoff is a major component of the water cycle.
When water flows downhill across the surface of the earth?
Water that flows downhill along Earth’s surface is called: runoff.