1-11: Global Hydrological Cycle

1-11: En Español 1-11: Em Português

Importance of this Unit to the Course

Water can exist as a solid, liquid, or vapor and has quite different physical and chemical properties in each phase. Information in this unit will be needed to understand the global energy balance changes in sea level due to global warming as well as biological and agricultural systems.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading