04 - landwater precip

04 - landwater precip - 1. Lecture 4 21 January 1. Every...

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Landform Geography: Land and Water Contrasts Global Precipitation Lecture 4: 21 January Lecture outline: 1. Land and water contrast (p. 92-94) 2. Global precipitation (p. 169-173) Climatic zones and types discussion (scheduled for today) is now on 1/26 1. Land and water contrasts 1. Land and water contrasts Every surface on Earth is different regarding energy absorption and reflection Æ water and land biggest difference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpQ5_uyUmfY (especially first 2 min.) 1. Land and water contrasts Figure 4.25 Heating 1. Land and water contrasts Land: thin layer heats up faster to higher temperatures Water: thick layer heats up in longer time to lower temperatures Why? Specific heat: Energy required to heat 1 gram by 1 degree C 5x higher for water Transmission: Sun rays penetrate water (large area) Sun rays concentrate on land surface Mobility: Water moves a lot–d isperses energy Evaporative cooling: Water Æ gas transition easier when there is more water!
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course GEOL 201 taught by Professor Baruah during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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04 - landwater precip - 1. Lecture 4 21 January 1. Every...

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