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Ch 25: Atmospheric Changes

About This Chapter

Review the fun video lessons contained in this chapter to refresh your memory on issues dealing with changes in the atmosphere. You'll find content on the ozone layer along with a number of additional atmospheric considerations.

Atmospheric Changes - Chapter Summary

While going through the chapter, you'll come across some lessons that target pollution. Specifically, different causes of air pollution and major air pollutants are discussed. The differences between how developed and developing countries address air pollution are also included. The video lessons explore these other issues for your review as well:

  • Key factors that influence the climate of an area
  • Global warming's various causes and effects
  • Approaches to slowing the rate of global warming

These short videos individually cover their topics in just about five minutes. Video tags let you easily go back to any point in a lesson for another look at something. If a computer is not close to you, you can check out these videos on a mobile device. Self-assessment quizzes accompany each lesson for you to confirm how familiar you are with the content.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: Atmospheric Changes
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

1. 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.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

2. Factors Involved in Climate Change

Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

3. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

4. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

5. 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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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