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Ch 5: Meteorology and the Environment

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Do you have a big environmental science exam to prepare for, or do you need extra assistance learning related topics for class or pleasure? Then look no further, this chapter on meteorology and the environment can help develop your understanding of solar energy, greenhouse gases, and more.

Meteorology and the Environment- Chapter Summary

Instructors teaching this chapter on meteorology topics such as solar energy, the ozone layer and air pollution help you master this material in the chapter. If you are ever stuck on any lesson or topic, you can reach out to our instructors and they would be more than happy to answer any kinds of questions you might have about it. Once you have worked your way through this chapter, you should know the following:

  • How solar energy affects temperature
  • Five greenhouse gases
  • Strategies used to mitigate and adapt global climate change
  • How ozone thinning occurs
  • Effects of acid deposition
  • Primary and secondary air pollutants
  • Effects of the Clean Air Act
  • Four sources of indoor pollution

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Meteorology and the Environment
Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

1. Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

In this video lesson, learn about solar energy and how it affects temperatures on Earth. You will also learn what causes changes in day length and why some parts of Earth experience seasonal differences throughout the year.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

2. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

3. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

4. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects

5. Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects

In this video lesson, you will learn what causes acid deposition and how it forms in the atmosphere. You will also see some examples of the damage that acid deposition can cause to natural ecosystems and man-made structures.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

6. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Controlling Air Pollution: How Developed & Developing Nations Differ

7. Controlling Air Pollution: How Developed & Developing Nations Differ

In this lesson, you will learn how air pollution is controlled in developed and developing nations. You will also learn about the U.S. Clean Air Act and how it has evolved over the years to address air pollution in the United States.

What Is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects

8. What Is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects

In this video lesson, you will learn the harmful effects of indoor air pollution. You will also gain an understanding of the sources of indoor air pollution, and how they differ between developed and developing nations.

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