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Earth's Atmosphere, Climates & Weather - Chapter Summary
You can work at your own pace as you study this chapter on the Earth's weather, atmosphere and climates. Our lessons cover the magnetosphere and the different components of the Earth's atmosphere, among other subjects. You should be able to do the following once you complete this chapter:
- Detail the structure and components of the Earth's atmosphere
- Define the magnetosphere and give facts about it
- Outline the weather variables of density, temperature and air pressure
- Identify different types of air masses and their effects on weather
- Explain the different types of climate zones
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1. Earth's Atmosphere: Components & Structure
After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe the layers of Earth's atmosphere, what they contain, and the components (gases) that make up the atmosphere. A short quiz will follow.
2. Magnetosphere: Definition & Facts
In this lesson, you'll learn about how the northern lights are formed thanks to the magnetosphere and solar wind. Of course, you'll learn a lot more, including what the Van Allen belts, magnetopause, and magnetotail are.
3. 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.
4. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather
Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.
5. Climate Zone: Definition & Types
Have you ever wondered what living in a tropical rainforest or even a desert would be like? In this lesson, we'll learn about the five different types of climates, including characteristics and where they are found on Earth.
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