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.)
(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 chemical H-O-H is responsible for several hundred deaths each year in the US due to suffocation when exposed improperly to its concentrated form. It also causes billions of dollars in damage annually to steel structures and machines. Furthermore, it is known to be a greenhouse gas. Why is this chemical not banned by the EPA?