Study Guide Chapter 6. Describe the hydrologic cycle. List the six storage areas for water in the hydrologic cycle. Explain importance of the hydrologic cycle. 2.How old is the water you drink today? 3.What are unique properties of water?
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Study Guide Chapter 6
Describe the hydrologic cycle. List the six storage areas for water in the hydrologic cycle. Explain importance of the hydrologic cycle.
2.How old is the water you drink today?
3.What are unique properties of water?
4.What is meant by the water budget of the earth. Is the hydrosphere an open or closed system?
5.Explain the relationship between air temperature and the ability of air to store water.
6.Explain dew point and how it is determined. Explain the importance of the dew point.
Study Guide Chapter 6 continued
7.Explain relative humidity. Be able to calculate relative humidity knowing how much water vapor is stored in the air and the saturation point of the air. I will give you a specific temperature.
8.What is condensation and evaporation? What are condensation nuclei. Describe what conditions are necessary for cloud formation.
9.Describe the three basic forms of clouds.
10.Compare and contrast the formation of precipitation as rain, snow, hail, and sleet.
11.When does precipitation occur?
12.Describe adiabatic cooling.
13.Describe the rain shadow affect.
14.What conditions are necessary for precipitation.
4.5 billion years old
Saturation of Air
Water Vapor vs Air Temperature
Dew Point Temperature
Adiabatic Lapse Rate
Rain shadow Effect
Fig. 6-20a, p. 167
Percent Relative Humidity
Sources of Atmospheric Moisture
Cirrus or wispy
Strato below 6500ft..
Alto 6500-19700 ft.
Cirro above 19700 ft.
Fig. 6-13, p. 161
Forms of Precipitation
Conditions for Precipitation