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Unformatted text preview: 2. What is meant by surface tension of water? Phase Changes of Water (p. 143) 3. Why is evaporation a “cooling” process? Why is condensation a “warming” process? Evaporation (p. 146) 4. What are the conditions associated with relatively high rates of evaporation and the conditions associated with relatively low rates of evaporation? 5. What is evapotranspiration ? Measures of Humidity (p. 149) 6. What is absolute humidity ? Specific humidity ? 7. What is meant by saturation vapor pressure ? 8. Describe and explain what is meant when we say that the relative humidity of the air is 50 percent. 9. What is the dew point temperature? 10. Explain sensible temperature . Condensation (p. 151) 11. Under what circumstances can air become supersaturated ?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Shapiro during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08