Water, Water Everywhere: Water Cycle & Climate Change
[09-Oct-09] The water cycle affects and is affected by climate variations.
Matt Rodell: "The water cycle is one of the ways that we will really feel any changes in climate. So climate changes will feed back to water cycle changes, things like how much precipitation an area receives, the frequency of droughts and floods and this sort of thing."
The water cycle is the adventurous journey that water takes through the oceans, atmosphere, and land, driven by the sun. Improving our understanding of the water cycle and how it is changing will be critical for future decisions related to water management, agriculture, natural resources, and climate change. View full movie here
. (00:00:49) Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.