Atmosphere - Water
Extra energy stored in water accelerates the hydrologic cycle. The atmosphere contains more water.
IPCC Summary for Policymakers (SPM) content
B.2.4 It is very likely that heavy precipitation events will intensify and become more frequent in most regions with additional global warming.
A.1.4 Globally averaged precipitation over land has likely increased since 1950, with a faster rate of increase since the 1980s (medium confidence). It is likely that human influence contributed to the pattern of observed precipitation changes since the mid-20th century
B.3.1 Continued global warming is projected to further intensify the global water cycle, including its variability, global monsoon precipitation and the severity of wet and dry events.
Science Standards: NGSS SEP, DCI, CC
SEP: Analyzing & interpreting data
SEP: Developing & using models
LS2.B Cycles of matter & energy transfer
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth processes
ESS2.D Weather & climate
ESS3.D Global climate change
CC: Energy & matter
CC: Scale, proportion & quantity
PRI Climate Resources
Greenhouse Video #5 Heat capacity