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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Monica Huang on Sunday February 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Geol370 at San Francisco State University taught by Dr.Sklar in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 162 views. For similar materials see Geology in Geology at San Francisco State University.
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Date Created: 02/22/15
1 Water Cycle Components Storage Reservoirs Boxes 1 Oceans 2 Atmosphere 3 Land Snow an Ice Soil and plants Groundwater Rivers and Lakes Flows between Reservoirs Arrows Precipitation EvaporationTranspiration 1 2 3 In ltration 4 Surface Runoff 5 River ow 6 Groundwater Discharge 2 Precipitation How do we quantify precipitation P depthtime Examples Inches per hour Meters per year Inches per year Cenmeters per hour Milesper hour 3Why does it rain Example Cold Front Cold air pushes into warm air Warm moist air rises and cools Water vapor condenses into drops Drops grow big enough to fan quotLapse Ratequot It s colder higher up Condensation level Higher than 3000m colder than 2C Warm air can hold more water vapor Hioher Temperature higher water vapor pressure higher saturation vapor pressure Colder air less maximum water vapor possible Warmer air greater maximum water vapor possible Dewpoint temperature the temperature at which air becomes Saturated and net condensation begins to form water droplets Why does it rain Warm moist air forced to rises and ADI 4Why do we usually have my Summers and wet winters Ocean currents and winds create Permanent high pressure region Paci c high slides south in winter north In summer Low pressure region generates winter Storms 5
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