Sunday, February 10, 2013
Just a Puzzle for a Sunny Sunday
So the puzzle today is a rainy forest. Since trees create their own temperature inversion with a cooler forest floor than canopy, the puzzles involves the temperature difference below and above the canopy. If there is a 5 degree cooler floor and the air is saturated enough that the dew point just happens to be 5 degrees cooler than the canopy, what happens as the entire layer becomes saturated?
To make things simpler, imagine that the forest is big, say 500 or more kilometers on one side and as deep as you like.