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Ch 16: CEOE Earth Science: Atmosphere

About This Chapter

Review the short video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of atmosphere as you study for the CEOE Earth Science assessment. You can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your understanding of the materials.

CEOE Earth Science: Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of atmosphere to help you answer related questions on the CEOE Earth Science assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the structure of the atmosphere
  • Identify the major components of the atmosphere
  • Explain the general circulation of the atmosphere
  • Provide details about temperature, clouds, wind and humidity on the atmospheric cycle
  • List factors that affect wind
  • Discuss mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Define and explain the effects of solar radiation

It's not always easy to know what information to compile when studying for a certification test. This chapter does the hard work for you, pulling together study materials and presenting them in an engaging package that makes preparing for the test fun.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: CEOE Earth Science: Atmosphere
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The Structure of the Atmosphere

1. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

Major Components of the Atmosphere

2. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

3. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

4. 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.

Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

5. Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

In this video lesson, you will learn about wind and some factors that affect it, such as air temperature and pressure, the Coriolis effect, and friction. By the end of this lesson, you will also understand how Earth's rotation plays a role in how winds travel.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

6. 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.

What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

7. What is Solar Radiation? - Definition & Effects

The sun plays an important role to us on Earth. It provides many things such as light and warmth. But, what is solar radiation and how does it affect us? In this video lesson, you'll learn about solar radiation, how it allows us to survive, and the influence it has on our global climate.

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