Flashcards in Humidity & Greenhouse effect Deck (49)
Moisture in the atmosphere is also referred to as...
water naturally occurs in the atmosphere in all ______ phases. Name the phases...
3, solid, liquid, gas
__________ is required or released as water changes state
As energy is released from water phase change what happens?
temperature, cloud formation is affected in atmosphere
which state is the most ordered, least energy state?
_______ is the most ordered, least energy state
_________ is the higher energy and less orders then solid
which is the most energetic and least ordered (most free)?
what is latent heat?
the amount of heat required or released in a phase change
the change of water into gas is the process of...
when gas transforms into water we call that...
when water turns into a solid that is called...
when solid turns into a liquid that is called...
a solid to a gas is called....
a gas (water vapor) to a solid is called...
for each phase change there is a certain amount of energy that is either _______ or ________
for each phase change there is a certain amount of ______ that is either _______ or ________
energy, absorbed, released.
when energy is absorbed the surroundings temp get _______
when energy is released the surroundings temp get _______
does evaporation absorb or release energy?
absorb, cools you down. when you sweat you evaporate and it cools you down
_____ is the amount of water vapor in the air
what is saturation?
the condition where the air cannot hold anymore water vapor
the condition where the air cannot hold anymore water vapor is called...
saturation is the condition where the air cannot hold anymore ______ _____
what happens when you reach saturation?
either condensation or precipitation occurs
as the temp of the air _________ the max amount of water it can contain ________
warmer air can hold more...
what are the two ways humidity is reported?
relative humidity and specificities humidity
what is relative humidity?
the amount of water vapor int he air compared to its saturation level