How Does the Hydrosphere Affect the Atmosphere?

Evaporated water from the hydrosphere gets stored in the atmosphere, which later releases the water back to the surface of the Earth in the form of precipitation. Water evaporates in warm areas, and the water vapor rises up into the atmosphere. Once there, the water can travel great distances and eventually gets dumped back onto the Earth.

The hydrosphere includes water in all of its forms on Earth. The water cycle relies on the interaction between the hydrosphere and atmosphere. The atmosphere stores and transports gaseous water until the water turns back into a liquid or a solid and falls back onto Earth as precipitation.