Week 7:  Water Cycle  and Cryosphere   *** Good review for Exam #2

 

Reading:

 Chapter 4 :  pages 75-82  Starting from Global Precipitation Patterns.

 

Work through the learning module on the hydrological cycle below.  Here is a Study Guide/outline *** and a good start on notes for this learning module.  The notes are incomplete so you may want to add to this document as you work through the module (optional).   There is also a module quiz included within the module.  Several of these quiz questions will likely appear on our last exam. ***** http://www.meted.ucar.edu/hydro/basic/HydrologicCycle/ (Learning Module) This is good introduction to the physical aspects and definitions related to the hydrological cycle.  It was produced by COMET and The National Environmental Education foundation in 2005 and supported by UCAR (the University Consortium for Atmospheric Research). You must register to use this module but registration is free, takes little time, and they will not bug you later.

 

After completing the Hydrological cycle learning module above and reading through pages 75-82 of chapter 4, test your understanding with these practice quiz questions *****.  Some questions on our next exam will come from this study guide.  Answers are included at the end; try not to look.

 

 

Powerpoint:

WaterCycleQuiz   WaterCyclePoster  (NOAA) *****

Water Basics ******(this is a supplement to the above discussion)

 

 

***** Water video from Habitable Planet Class Generated Question http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/unit/text.php?unit=8&secNum=0 

 

 

Below here will be on the Final

*****Cryosphere ***** (this is a good study resource for ideas presented in class and in our text (chapter 6) related to the cryosphere)

Evaporation Activity(.doc)    in class fun

video: 


HeatPulseStemFlowSystem paper
 

Glacier Model   *****InClassAcitivity *****

 

Cryosphere Introduction.  ***   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WUpjXHo-O4   **** videoQuestions***

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZpO8hZ1mEM Snow Cover

http://youtu.be/ApaM_wJ_nE8 Arctic Sea Ice

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8WsIr7m-4w Methane and Permafrost.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YegdEOSQotE&feature=related  Methane discussion and fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtu4Ri1hXsM methane levels   MaunaLoaMethane

 

 

 

 

URLs

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/ Jetstream (see atmosphere/hydrologic cycle)

http://www.agci.org/classroom/cryosphere/index.php What is the cryosphere Aspen Global Change Institute.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/sea_ice.php   Arctic Sea Ice

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/sea_ice_south.php Antarctic Sea Ice

Antarctic Elevations  Ice thickness  relativeSnowFall

 

 

Arctic Sea Ice News 2011 from Melissa Knudson

http://www.nichols.edu/departments/glacier/glacier_retreat.htm

 

 

Extra Credit idea.  #`1 Do a web search on Arctic sea ice and summarize your findings from at least three references.  You should include a comparison with present conditions to that of the past and projections for future Arctic Sea Ice abundances.  Pay particular attention to the September sea ice cover.

 

#2 Read and summarize the recent Nature article   articles\nature07464MethaneBurstsFromFreezing.pdf

 

#3.  Work the http://www.meted.ucar.edu/hydro/basic/HydrologicCycle/ (Learning Module) and submit the module quiz to your instructor (8 pts max)

 

Poll: http://www.polleverywhere.com/login

 

http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjA4NjA0MzU2/web  Ice Water Poll