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Atmospheric Sciences - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The study of the atmosphere and its processes are covered in this chapter. Geology instructors provide instruction on the various factors that affect the atmospheric cycle and how global warming impacts climate. You'll have the chance to watch video lessons on temperature, humidity and wind while learning about regional weather patterns and cycles of matter.
After watching the videos in this chapter, you'll have knowledge of:
- Different factors that impact the state of the atmosphere
- Relationships between weather patterns and climate
- Causes of global warming
- Nitrogen and carbon cycles
|Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle||Describes how these factors determine the state of the atmosphere in its layers.|
|Natural Factors That Determine A Region's Climate||Explains how the long-term weather patterns of a region dictate its climate. Describes the impact of other natural factors like landforms and ocean currents.|
|Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate||Discusses the greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases. Explains how global warming could play a role in changes in climate.|
|Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle||Illustrates how carbon and nitrogen cycle through the environment. Defines biotic and abiotic components and explains what role these components play in this movement.|
1. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle
Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle
Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.
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Other chapters within the DSST Physical Geology: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Introduction to Geology
- Earth Materials
- Mineral Types, Properties and Uses
- Earth and Celestial Rocks
- Igneous Rocks
- Sedimentary Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Metamorphic Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Weathering and Erosion
- Running Water
- Ground Water
- Deserts and Wind
- Water Balance
- The Universe
- Geologic Time
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Energy Resources
- Economic Geology & Mineral Resources
- Human Impact on the Environment
- Environmental Sustainability
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Physical Geology Flashcards