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View Resource Drought

This site, from Drought Outlook, discusses what a drought is and the different types of droughts that exist, courtesy of National Drought Mitigation Center. Four perspectives on drought are presented: Meteorological, Agricultural, Hydrological, and Socioeconomic.

View Resource Evaporation: The Conversion of Water from a Liquid into a Gas

This site, hosted by The University of Illinois, is devoted to explaining evaporation. The website uses a colorful image to aid explanation. These image, along with text, makes the site accessible for all audiences.

View Resource Can China Control the Weather?

Here, HowStuffWorks explains cloud seeding and its environmental impacts within China. Author Jacob Silverman explains how the process occurs and the benefits and costs of this operation. The information is clearly explained and a gallery of images is also provided. This site should prove quite useful to anyone interested in cloud seeding and climate modification.

View Resource Rainfall Runoff

This is a resource from the Geological Survey of the United States dealing with rainfall and runoff. The resource provides a description of runoff and the factors that impact the amount of rainfall runoff for a particular area.

View Resource Acid Rain

Due to the presence of dissolved gases such as carbon dioxide, rainfall is naturally acidic. The release of other gases and chemicals such as sulfur dioxide during the combustion of coal and oil can cause rainfall to become even more acidic, sometimes to the point of toxicity. In this activity, students will measure the pH of local rainfall to see what effect these gases have in their region....

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