This lesson provides an overview of Earth’s atmosphere, its vertical structure, the fundamental forces acting on air, and how the atmosphere's composition affects the colors we see in the sky. The lesson also includes information about how Earth receives energy from the Sun as solar and infrared radiation, and the mechanisms for transferring heat around the globe. Learners will be introduced to the components of Earth’s water cycle, and also briefly explore the main types of systems used to observe the atmosphere.
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Tags: Oceans ; Weather ; Observations ; Precipitation ; Water cycle ; Runoff ; Evaporation ; Ionosphere ; Stratosphere ; Troposphere ; Mesosphere ; Atmospheric composition ; Convection ; Heat balance ; Lesson/ Tutorial Add tag