viii CONTENTS Daily Variations of Temperature: Often Lagging Behind 100 The Diurnal Range: A Year in the Life of a Day.100 Variations in the Diurnal Range: Battle for Local Control101 Temperature Measurement: Don't Trust Bank Thermometers or Sportscasters 103 Thermometers: AII Designed with One Goal in Mind..103 Weather Folklore and Commentary 104 Focus on Optics: Subsuns and Sun Pillars: Magical Mirrors 107 Weather Folklore and Commentary 109 Chapter 3 Laboratory Exercises 111 CHAPTER4THE ROLE OF WATER IN WEATHER Key Terms 125 Learning Objectives 125 Hydrologic Cycle: Tortoise and the Hare 127 Evaporation: Water Molecules Can Check Out, but They Can Never Leave . . . Well Almost Never 128 Temperature: The Warden of Evaporation Rates129 Water Vapor and Temperature: The Keys to Solving the Puzzle of Potential EvaporationinAfrica130 Net Evaporation: Evaporation Edges Condensation....130 VaporPressure Gradient: A Proxy for the Net Evaporation Rate134 Net Condensation: A Cloud Is Born 135 Clouds and Relative Humidity: There's Nothing
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