Goals and Learning Objectives


Goals and Learning Objectives


  • Explain the distribution and dynamics of water at the surface and in the subsurface of the Earth
  • Interpret graphical representations of scientific data

Learning Objectives

In completing this module, you will:

  • Identify the unique physical properties of water that contribute to its fundamental role in driving Earth Systems
  • Identify U.S. and global precipitation patterns by reading precipitation maps
  • Quantitatively compare fluxes of water in the hydrologic cycle
  • Calculate relative humidity, and use it to quantitatively explain Earth's first-order patterns of precipitation
  • Assess the relationship between precipitation, topography, and location on the globe