Circulation of Water in the Atmosphere - The Hydrologic Cycle

  • The water substance is critical for our survival on this planet

  • Very important for creating weather

  • Very important for transporting heat

  • is observed in all three phases in the atmosphere - the only substance that can do this

Let's look at the hydrologic cycle ->

Processes in the hydrologic cycle:

  • evaporation
  • condensation
  • precipitation
  • run off
  • transpiration


Q: How much water evaporates into the atmosphere each year??  ANSWER