How Much Water is Available in the Atmosphere for Precipitation?
From NASA My NASA Data
Water is one of Earth's most unique and valuable resources. Thus, the distribution of water on Earth is a very important factor in the evaluation of global climate and its impact on life. In this lesson, students will use historical satellite data to examine precipitable water -- a measure of the water available in the atmosphere from evaporation (in the form of water vapor). They will then compare precipitable water (which is expressed as a depth in cm) to the observed precipitation (which is expressed as a rate in mm per day).
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DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-077
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Contact: Dr Lin Chambers