THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Geography 101 Online
     

 

ToC

CLOUDS

Evap

Humidity

Stability

Condense

Clouds

 

WATER in the ATMOSPHERE

Water cycling through the atmosphere is arguably the most significant environmental process in the physical geography of planet Earth.

Condensing clouds control the planetary albedo and temperature. Rain over the continents collects into rivers that erode and shape the landscape. Patterns of rainfall determine whether deserts or forests cover the surface.

In this chapter, we'll track water as it enters and leaves the air and discuss some of the phenomena associated with this cycling.

Photo: water enters the air by evaporation from the surface, condenses to form clouds, and returns to the surface by rainfall as shown in this raincloud over Lana'i.

large cloud over Lanai

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Dennis Nullet
Kapiolani Community College Geography