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Department
Geography
Course
GG281
Professor
Michael English
Semester
Fall

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Hydrosphere & Atmosphere Week 11, Lecture Two: Precipitation Evolution involved in Precipitation  Transfer of water molecules to atmosphere o Evaporation, and evapotranspiration  Condensation  Formation of droplets/ ice crystals  Precipitation Need to establish a vapour pressure gradient for EVAPORATION to occur Moving liquid water into the vapour state= need more energy Under-saturated air, evaporation can occur The warmer the air is, the more water vapour it can hold! Saturation Mixing Ratio (SPECIFIC HUMIDITY) The mass of wate
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