chapter seven review

chapter seven review - CHAPTER SEVEN -what is the...

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CHAPTER SEVEN -what is the hydrologic cycle - evaporation/transpiration TO condensation TO transport TO precipitation TO runoff TO infiltration into groundwater TO groundwater flow TO plant uptake -moisture definitions - humidity : water vapor content of air - absolute humidity : actual amount of water vapor per unit of air; density of water vapor - relative humidity: (vapor pressure / saturation vapor pressure) * 100 -dew point temp: temp is has to reach outside for precipitation -vapor pressure: amount of water vapor in atmosphere ( more = more pressure ) -saturation vapor pressure: max pressure that water vapor molecules can exert for given temp -lifted condensation level : lower altitude to form cloud base…elevation air must be lifter to achieve saturation -wet bulb temperature : temp to which ari can be cooled by evaporation until air becomes saturated -what happens to energy exchange when water changes state -( s to l to g) heat energy must be absorbed or liberated (released) -this exchange makes more than 30% of the energy that powers the circulation of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Stanitski during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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