SCI207 Lab 5–Weather and Climate Change

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Lab 5 – Weather and Climate Change

Lab 5 – Demonstration 1: Modeling the Water Cycle

In this experiment you will observe how entrapped water moves from land to the atmosphere and determine how weather conditions affect this movement.

POST-LAB QUESTIONS

1. Which water cycle processes are represented in this model, and what component of the model represents that process?

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2. Which processes are not represented? Propose a change to the model in which two of these processes would be included.

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3. How would the processes in question 1 be altered by an increase or decrease in temperature?

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Experiment 1: Assessing Infiltration

In this experiment, you will observe how entrapped water moves from land to the atmosphere and determine how weather conditions affect this movement.

POST-LAB QUESTIONS

1. Develop a hypothesis predicting the effect of sunlight on evaporation.

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Table 1: Infiltration Observations

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Observations at 1 Hour

Observations at 12 Hours

Sunny Location

Shady Location

2. Would you reject or accept your hypothesis? Why?

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3. What parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment?

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4. How would adding more sand to the bag affect the amount of water vapor released?

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5. As a period of drought begins, how would infiltration and condensation change initially? What would happen to these two processes as the drought continues over time?

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References

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