Ch 29: Energy Transfer & Climate Change

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This chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons, helpful quizzes and other study resources you can access anytime to better understand energy transfer and climate change. These easy-to-use resources are accessible 24 hours a day, ensuring that your test preparations are convenient and effective.

Energy Transfer & Climate Change - Chapter Summary

Feel confident in your comprehension of the water cycle, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gas and much more using this chapter's lessons as your study guide. Our instructors take a close look at the basics of energy transfer and climate change, enabling you to do the following in a short time:

  • Explain the processes of precipitation, condensation and evaporation
  • Define runoff and infiltration
  • Describe how energy is transferred in Earth's interior, atmosphere and ocean
  • Discuss the impact of the greenhouse effect
  • Detail causes and effects of greenhouse gas
  • Share details about the biosphere and ocean absorption of greenhouse gases
  • Provide an explanation of the impact humans have on the environment

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7 Lessons in Chapter 29: Energy Transfer & Climate Change
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The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

2. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

When water falls to the ground as precipitation, it can either fill the spaces in the soil below ground or run across the surface. In this video lesson, you will learn about the processes of infiltration and runoff, and how they are an important part of the water cycle on Earth.

Energy Transfer in Earth's Interior, Atmosphere & Ocean

3. Energy Transfer in Earth's Interior, Atmosphere & Ocean

Energy transfer in the atmosphere, ocean, and Earth's interior occurs as a result of three basic processes: convection, conduction, and radiation. In this lesson, you will explore these three processes in more detail through common examples.

What is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition & Impact

4. 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 Greenhouse Gas? - Definition, Causes & Effects

5. What Is Greenhouse Gas? - Definition, Causes & Effects

You hear a lot about greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect these days, but what exactly is a greenhouse gas? You may be surprised to learn that greenhouse gases are not only naturally occurring, but are also essential to life on Earth.

Biosphere & Ocean Absorption of Greenhouse Gases

6. Biosphere & Ocean Absorption of Greenhouse Gases

In this lesson, we're going to be learning about how the ocean and biosphere help control global warming by absorbing greenhouse gases. We'll look at how this is affecting the Earth and the prognosis for years to come.

Human Impacts on the Environment

7. Human Impacts on the Environment

The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.

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