Boost Your Grades With Us Today!

support@writernursing.com      Contact us +1 (332)-240-3699

Browse Over 10 Million Questions

Let Our Professionals Assist You With Research and Writing. 

student_PNG181.png

How much water and energy are in a small storm?

Part #1: How much water and energy are in a small storm? (20 points)

The liquid water that is in a thunderstorm in the Midwest primarily comes from evaporated water from the Gulf of Mexico. When that water vapor condenses in the updraft of a thunderstorm, tiny liquid water droplets form and the storm is born. Let’s calculate how much water and energy is in a small thunderstorm complex – the kind that pop up on a hot summer day. Please find the total number of gallons of water in this storm and also the total energy content of the storm expressed in megatons and joules. You must show your work to get credit.

Assumptions:

Each cubic centimeter (cm3) contains 7.5*10-7 grams of water (7.5*10-7 g/cm3)

The storm’s dimensions are 20 km wide, 15 km long and 9 km tall.

1 gallon of water = 3785 grams of water

Each gram of water in the cloud releases 2260 Joules of energy as it forms those tiny cloud droplets (2260 J/g)

A 1-megaton nuclear bomb contains 4.18*1015 Joules of energy.

Water in the Atmosphere

Scenario: February is often a bitterly cold month and you may spend most of the month with a sore throat and cough. A doctor will recommend that you get a humidifier to help raise the humidity levels in your apartment. Before you turn on your humidifier, you decide to measure the relative humidity and air temperature in the room and find that the RH = 12.4% and the temperature is 68°F. Using this information answer the following questions. (Hint: check out figure 1.9 in the textbook and in the video lecture I provided***.)

  1. Write down the equation for relative humidity (RH) in the space below.
  1. What is the air temperature in Celsius?
  1. What is the saturation vapor pressure (SVP) of the air in your apartment?
  1. What is the vapor pressure (VP) of the air in your apartment?
  1. What is the dewpoint temperature (Td) of the air in your apartment?

Six hours after turning your humidifier on, you measure the humidity levels again and see that the relative humidity has risen to 50% and you are now finding some relief in your sore throat and your cough is gone. The air temperature has not changed. Answer the following questions.

  1. What is the dewpoint temperature in your apartment now that the RH is 50%?
  1. What is the vapor pressure (VP) of the air in your apartment now?
  1. What is the saturation vapor pressure (SVP) of the air in your room now?
  1. If you were to raise the air temperature in your room to 72°F, how would this change the relative humidity (increase, decrease or stay the same)? In one or two sentences, explain your answer.

*** Figure 1.9 shows the relationship between the SVP and Temperature. If you know the air temperature (in Celsius) you can find the SVP (in mb). This same chart can be used to find the vapor pressure (VP) if you know the dewpoint temperature (Td). This works because when the relative humidity is 100%, the VP = SVP and T = Td. So, as you are trying to answer questions #4 and #7 above, use Figure 1.9 to find the VP.

 

Submit Your Assignment and get professional help from our qualified experts!


How much water and energy are in a small storm? was first posted on July 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm.
©2019 "Submit Your Assignment". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at perfectpapers2015@gmail.com

Order a similar paper and get 15% discount on your first order with us

Dr. Thea Watson
Dr. Thea Watson
98% Success Rate
Read More
“Hello, I deliver nursing papers on time following instructions from the client. My primary goal is customer satisfaction. Welcome for plagiarism free papers”
Always delivers in time.
John Doe
Designer
Dr. Thea Watson
Dr. Thea Watson
98% Success Rate
Read More
“Hello, I deliver nursing papers on time following instructions from the client. My primary goal is customer satisfaction. Welcome for plagiarism free papers”
Always delivers in time.
John Doe
Designer
Dr. Thea Watson
Dr. Thea Watson
98% Success Rate
Read More
"Hi, count on me to deliver quality nursing papers that meet your expectations. I write well researched papers in the fields of nursing and medicine".
Always delivers in time.
John Doe
Designer
Dr. Thea Watson
Dr. Thea Watson
99% Success Rate
Read More
"A top writer with proven reliability and experience. I have a 99% success rate, overall rating of 10. Hire me for quality custom written nursing papers. Thank you"
Always delivers in time.
John Doe
Designer

How Our Essay Writing Service Works

Tell Us Your Requirements

Fill out order details and instructions, then upload any files or additional materials if needed. Then, confirm your order by clicking “Place an Order.”

Make your payment

Your payment is processed by a secure system. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, and Discover. We don’t share any informati.on with third parties

The Writing Process

You can communicate with your writer. Clarify or track order with our customer support team. Upload all the necessary files for the writer to use.

Download your paper

Check your paper on your client profile. If it meets your requirements, approve and download. If any changes are needed, request a revision to be done.

Recent Questions

Stay In Touch!

Leave your email and get discount promo codes and the best essay samples from our writers!
Open chat