How does wind speed affect evaporation?
Itâ€™s a gloomy, wet afternoon and you want to go outside, but thereâ€™s only one problem its too wet. You think that maybe if a little wind blows through that maybe it might dry up quicker. Well your right on the money! That is exactly what my experiment is about. Which deals with the evaporation rate of water due to wind speed. It shows the answers to modern day questions such as, what makes water evaporate faster? That is one of the most frequently researched topics. My experiment is similar except it deals with only on e variable, which is wind speed. To get an idea of my project you must first know how water evaporates and the basics about water and water molecules.
First, water is the most abundant element on earth. It is the only the only substance that exist in alll three forms, liquid, gas, and solid. It has cohesive properties which cause the molecules to cling or bond together.(If you donâ€™t understand where Iâ€™m going with this right now just keep following along because it will all make sense later) Since the molecules tend to cling so tight together it would take a lot to break them up, and to do that it would have to reach a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius or itâ€™s boiling point. Evaporation is simply the change of a substance from a liquid to a gas. For example, when you boil water and it releases steam that is a very good example of evaporation.
Evaporation is affected by many factors such as wind, air and water temperatures,
wind, solar radiation, and relative humidity. Wind and air temperature are maybe the most important. I consider air temperature as one of the most important the most important because the higher the temperature the faster the evaporation rate is. When there is an increase of 10 degrees the evaporation rate is doubled. That is a drastic increase. I also listed wind as a important factor because the a bigger pre