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Climate, Weather & Energy Transferring - Chapter Summary
How much do you know about climate, weather and energy transferring? Use the entertaining lessons in this chapter to find out! Watch videos and review texts that cover topics including heat transfer, regional climates and atmosphere circulation. After examining these lessons, you will have the knowledge to do the following:
- List some natural factors that determine a region's climate
- Identify and describe weather data collection methods, and define weather forecasting
- Describe types of weather fronts, and discuss the general circulation of the atmosphere
- Discuss weather variables and mechanisms of heat transfer
- Define solar radiation and cloud formation
- Explain the types, formations and causes of hurricanes, thunderstorms and tornadoes
The video and text lessons in this chapter simplify the process of studying climate, weather and energy transferring concepts. They are available anytime, day or night, can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or tablet, and can be reviewed as many times as you choose. The Ask Our Experts feature found on the Dashboard enables you to clarify topics covered in the chapter by sending questions to experts with a wealth of science knowledge. Quizzes and a chapter exam are available to find out how much you know about this subject area.
1. 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.
2. Weather Data Collection Methods
Learn how we collect weather data, which we can then use to make forecasts. Learn about the devices we use and where we place them. See how well you understand how to collect data by taking a quiz.
3. Weather Forecasting: Definition & Types
Have you ever wondered what weather forecasting is and what tools we use to do it? How can we make short-, medium-, and long-term weather predictions? Let's find out!
4. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather
In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.
5. 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.
6. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density
Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. What is Cloud Formation? - Definition, Types & Process
There are many different types of clouds that form in the sky. In this video lesson you will learn about how clouds form, as well as the different types of clouds and how they are classified.
10. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects
Hurricanes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people each year. But what are hurricanes and how do they form? In this video lesson you'll learn about where and how hurricanes develop as well as the types of hurricanes that are possible.
11. What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation
Thunderstorms are common all over the world. In this video lesson, you will learn what they are, how they form and how they create thunder and lightning.
12. What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale
Tornadoes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people. In this video lesson, you will learn how and where they form, as well as how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
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