Evaporation and condensation in the Atmosphere

  • Q: When will evaporation or condensation of water occur??

  • Consider the ocean surface -->>

  • If evaporation rate < condensation rate, the air above the ocean is:

    • subsaturated
    • supersaturated
    • saturated
    • ANSWER


1.  Would you expect water in a glass to evaporate more quickly on a windy, warm, dry summer day or on a calm, cold, dry winter day? Explain.

2.  How can frozen clothes "dry" outside in subfreezing weather? Explain.