Ch 62: Basics of Earth's Atmosphere

About This Chapter

This chapter was designed to refresh your knowledge of the mechanisms of heat transfer, air lift, climate, global warming, climate change, the ozone layer, and sources and types of air pollution.

Basics of Earth's Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to improve your understanding of the elements that affect weather and climate. As you watch each lesson video, follow along with our expert instructors as they explain:

  • Properties of conduction, convection and radiation
  • Processes of air left
  • Classifications of climates and climate distribution
  • Factors that affect a region's climate
  • Causes and effects of global warming
  • Importance of the ozone layer
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Sources and types of air pollution

Since these lessons are mobile-device compatible, you may watch them on your Internet-ready technology whenever you are not at your computer but have a spare moment. Following your review of the videos, read the transcripts. These written overviews will help you reinforce your retention of the information and study they key vocabulary of the chapter. If you have any questions, interactively ask our instructors for clarification.

8 Lessons in Chapter 62: Basics of Earth's Atmosphere
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Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

1. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Air Lift: Definition & Processes

2. Air Lift: Definition & Processes

In this video lesson, you will learn about air lift. You will also identify the different ways air is lifted, as well as some of the effects each mechanism has.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

3. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

4. 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

5. 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.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

6. 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.

What is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition & Impact

7. What is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition & Impact

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what the greenhouse effect is, how it works, how significant it is on Earth, and how humans have affected it. A short quiz will follow.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

8. 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.

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