WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE - WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE...

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WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE Hydrologic Cycle: the continuous movement of water from the earth's surface to the atmosphere and back to the surface, then to the atmosphere, . .... * Basic process: Evaporation & Transpiration (Evapotranspiration), Condensation, Precipitation, Runoff * transpiration = the water absorbed by vegetation and then released to the atmosphere States of Water: Solid, liquid and gas; know these processes that change water from one state to another: Melting and evaporation, condensation, freezing, sublimation, deposition HUMIDITY: ** the amount of water vapor in the air * specific humidity: the mass of water vapor per mass of air at any specified temperature, gramsof water/kilogram of air * absolute humidity: grams of water/ cubic meters of air * relative humidity: a ratio of the amount of water vapor that is actually in the air compared to the max water vapor possible in the air at a given temp ** Terms * partial pressure: each component of the atmosphere makes up a part
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