Will Runaway Water Warm the World?

Holli Riebeek, NASA

This site from NASA Earth Observatory describes the influence that humidity can have on global warming. Scientists donít entirely understand whether the atmosphere will become more humid as it warms, and humidity is one of the primary factors that will influence how much the climate will warm over the next century. An understanding of how the humidity of the atmosphere will change is of fundamental importance in predicting future climate.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Atmosphere, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science