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Ch 3 The aquatic environment

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Biology
Course
BIO205H5
Professor
Christoph Richter
Semester
Fall

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The Aquatic Environment October-11-11 4:35 AM 3.1 Water cycles between earth and the atmosphere • Water cycle = hydrologic cycle • Interception prevents some water from being absorbed by the ground, evaporatesquickly • Excess water is surface runoff • Ground water -> streams -> rivers -> transition from fresh water to marine environment • Rate of evaporationis dependent on the amount of water vapour in air to the saturation vapour pressure • Evapotranspirationis total evaporation(plants, ground) 3.2 Water has important physical properties • Water has high specific heat ○ Preventsseasonal fluctuations ○ Thermal regulation of organisms • Water below 4 degrees becomesless dense, cause it forms lattice
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