Ch 29: Energy Transfer & Climate Change

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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

Water on Earth moves from place to place thanks to different processes that take place in the water cycle. Learn how water moves around the Earth in the water cycle, see how water transforms from one state to another through the evaporation, condensation, and precipitation processes, and check other parts of the water cycle.

Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

2. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

When rain falls, it becomes either runoff, which means it is unable to soak into the ground, or infiltration, which happens when the soil can absorb the amount of rain that falls. Learn more about the definitions of runoff and infiltration processes and discover the effects of runoff on the environment.

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

The greenhouse effect is warming due to the effect of the sun's heat on the trapped gases in the atmosphere. Learn about greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect and its impact, and understand the impact of humans on global warming.

What Is Greenhouse Gas? - Definition, Causes & Effects

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

Any gas that is trapped by heat within the atmosphere is known as a greenhouse gas. Understand the definition, and causes and effects of greenhouse gas, and examine the different types of greenhouse gases.

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

Human activities have their impacts on the environment which are usually negative effects. Learn about how humans are destructive to the environment, and how this causes global climate change, habitat loss, and overharvesting.

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