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Rel. Humidity, Atmosphere Moisture
Hydrologic Cycle Condensation, Precipitation, Evaporation, etc.  o Condensation – vapor to liquid  o Precipitation – fall back to earth o Evaporation – water to vapor Phase Changes of Water Heat is ABSORBED o Ice ­> Liquid = Melting o Liquid ­> Vapor = Evaporation o Ice ­> Vapor = Sublimation Heat is RELEASED o Vapor ­> Liquid = Condensation o Liquid ­> Ice = Freezing o Vapor ­> Ice = Deposition Deposition Example: Frost on windshield Sensible vs Latent Heat Sensible Heat – energy responsible for temperature changes in water Latent Heat – energy responsible for water changing its physical state  Relative Humidity Relative Humidity – ratio of how close the air is to saturation o 30% RH = dry o 70% RH = moist o 100% RH = saturated Subsaturated (Unsaturated) Air Relative humidity is less than 100% Evaporation will be greater than condensation Saturated Air Relative Humidity is equal to 100% Evaporation will be equal to rate of condensation We are in the state of equilibrium

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School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius Paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
Name: Topic 4 Notes
Description: Topic 4 Notes - Jan 29 - Feb 2
Uploaded: 02/02/2018
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