Essays Tagged: "Water vapor"

Hurricans

HurricanesHurricanes get their start over the warm tropical waters of the NorthAtlantic Ocean near the equator. Most hurricanes appear in late summer orearly fa ... hurricanes appear in late summer orearly fall, when sea temperatures are at their highest. The warm watersheats the air above it, and the updrafts of warm, moist air begin to rise.Day after day the fl ... urricane.With the lid off, the warm, moist air rises higher and higher. Heatenergy, released as the water vapor in the air condenses. As it condensesit drives the upper drafts to heights of 50,000 to ...

(2 pages) 143 0 4.2 Oct/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Man in a bathtub, a psychological turmoil fiction story

d on the shower and used the plug from the kitchen sink to fillthe bathtub up. He got in, turnedthe water up till it was a little more than warm, then lay down under thehot, pounding stream fromthe sh ... t was a little more than warm, then lay down under thehot, pounding stream fromthe shower head. The water always seemed to cool off by the time it hit thetub -- maybe because of thecool air in the roo ...

(3 pages) 84 2 4.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Greenhouse Effect

ain variable constituents of the Earth's lower atmosphere have onsurface temperatures. These gases--water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), andmethane (CH4)--keep ground temperatures at a global aver ... cause of Venus's thick CO2 atmosphere, the planet's cloud-coveredsurface is hot enough to melt lead.Water vapor is an important 'greenhouse' gas. It is a major reason whyhumid regions experience less ...

(2 pages) 124 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

What are Catalytic Converters?

s gas composed of carbon and oxygen. It is also a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Water vapor (H2O): Another by-product of combustion. The hydrogen in the fuel bonds with the oxygen ... Oxidation catalysts convert carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water, but have little effect on nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter. Three-way catalysts o ...

(7 pages) 54 0 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Greenhouse Effect

mate changes which could alter our way ofliving.The main gases that cause the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbondioxide (CO2), and methane which comes mainly from animal manure.Other gases like ... at rely on imported food. With the high temperatures the polar ice capscould melt and cause the sea water level to go up 1 to 3 feet. This increasecould take out small islands, coastal cities and some ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Ozone layer

In environmental science the green house effect is a common term for the role water vapor; carbon dioxide and ozone play in keeping the earth's surface warmer than it would norma ... . The earth being much cooler than the sun, remits radiation most strongly at infrared wavelengths. Water vapor, carbon dioxide and ozone then absorb much of this radiation and remit a large proportio ... s to prevent convection currents from mixing cooler air outside with the warmer air inside.Although water is the most important factor in the greenhouse effect, is a major reason why human regions exp ...

(6 pages) 93 0 3.5 Mar/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Analysis of a Vapor Power Plant

/20/96ME1361 Thermo II3.0 AbstractThe objective of this study is to construct a computer model of a water vapor power plant. This model will be used to calculate the state properties at all points wit ... ser pressure of .06 bar. Between the first and second stage, some steam is diverted to a closed feedwater heater at P1, with saturated liquid condensate being pumped ahead into the boiler feedwater li ...

(7 pages) 33 0 1.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Greenhouse Effect

mate changes which could alter our way ofliving.The main gases that cause the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbondioxide (CO2), and methane which comes mainly from animal manure.Other gases like ... at rely on imported food. With the high temperatures the polar ice capscould melt and cause the sea water level to go up 1 to 3 feet. This increasecould take out small islands, coastal cities and some ...

(4 pages) 81 0 3.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Global Warming

Earth has been warmed by a blanket of gasses (This is called the "greenhouse effect."). The gases--water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4)--keep ground temperatures at a global ave ... of about 15 degrees C (60 degrees F). Without them the average would be below the freezing point of water. The gases have this effect because as incoming solar radiation strikes the surface, the surfa ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Global Warming: Fact or Fiction.

s the "greenhouse effect" which is caused by greenhouse gasses - naturally occurring gasses such as water vapor, methane, oxygen and carbon dioxide. As the Earth is a living planet, it is constantly u ... core of the Earth move the plates. These processes release tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide and water vapor (greenhouse gasses). We know that these processes have been taking place since the begin ...

(6 pages) 303 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Fuel cell technology and automobiles.

ments needed for a fuel cell to work arehydrogen and oxygen, making the chemical emission basically water vapor.Many companies and agencies are diligently working on producing a fuel cellbased automob ... e, andreform the car industry. These cars are helpful for the environment since the onlyemission is water vapor. The car's emission will be almost nothing, with verysmall amounts of air pollutants bei ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

1979 A.P.

ionb) measuring the rate of photosynthesisc) separating pigmentsEssay :Transpiration is the loss of water vapor from land plants into the atmosphere, causing movement of water through the plant from t ... affect the rate of transpiration are those such as temperature, humidity, wind, and light, and the water in the soil. A plant cannot continue to transpire rapidly if its water loss is not made up by ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lunar Bases--Living in Space.

pressure will be around 500 meters above the land area clouds will form due to the large amount of water vapor in the air.The habitable amount of area inside the O'Neill will be around 270km^2. That ...

(1 pages) 23 0 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The properties and biological importance's of water to living organisms

Water is a simple molecule, yet it is fundamental to life. In active living cells, two-thirds, or o ... fundamental to life. In active living cells, two-thirds, or often more, of the area is occupied by water, and two-thirds of the globe is covered in water. Water is therefore extremely abundant, and i ... the only substance which can be found naturally in all three states - solid (ice), liquid and gas (water vapor). Water molecules bond to each other by means of hydrogen bonds, and this raises its mel ...

(6 pages) 50 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Causes and Disadvantages of Air Pollution

rcent oxygen; less than 1 percent of carbon dioxide, argon, and other gases; and varying amounts of water vapor. Any other particles, gases or unoriginal constituents hanging in the air which are not ...

(4 pages) 21939 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Air Pollution Research Paper. Includes Introduction to air pollution,types of air pollution,Causes and solutions,and conclusion!

Air Pollution is another major problem that is yet to be solved. The air is 99.9% nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, and inert gases. We as humans depend on the air around us to live, without it we would ...

(4 pages) 293 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Water Cycle

The earth has a limited amount of water.Thatwater keeps going around and around andaround in what we call the "Water cycle".It is theo ... n what we call the "Water cycle".It is theonly way that Earth can be continually suppliedwith fresh water.The sun is the most importantpart of renewing our water supply.It can be solid(ice),a liquid ( ... the most importantpart of renewing our water supply.It can be solid(ice),a liquid (water), or gas (water vapor).Water on earth is always changing.How do these changes happen?It is made up of a few ma ...

(1 pages) 81 0 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Global warming

earth's surface; in turn, the earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric greenhouse gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases) trap some of the outgoing energy, retaining heat somew ... and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts ma ...

(2 pages) 49 1 1.9 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Earth's Atmosphere

ity, the rocks gave off large quantities of gases, including nitrogen, ammonia, carbon monoxide and water vapor as well- a mixture similar to that given off by volcanoes and fumaroles today. Like mode ... ually cooled, and after its surface temperature had fallen to below 212 degrees F. (100 degrees C), water vapor in the atmosphere condensed and fell as rain, which filled hollows and created shallow l ...

(5 pages) 84 1 4.1 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Greenhouse Effect

mate changes which could alter our way of living.The main gases that cause the greenhouseeffect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane, which comesmainly from animal manure. Other gases li ... hat rely in importedfood. With the high temperatures the polar ice caps could melt andcause the sea water level to go up 1 to 3 feet. This could take outsmall islands, coastal cities and some shallow ...

(5 pages) 107 0 3.9 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences