Ch 8: Hydrosphere & Atmosphere

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Explore engaging video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes, designed to improve your understanding of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. These study resources are available around-the-clock and can ensure your preparations for an upcoming test are quick and effective.

Hydrosphere & Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

Feel confident in your knowledge of the hydrosphere and atmosphere by watching fun videos in this chapter. Our instructors take a close look at evaporation, types of condensation, the structure of the atmosphere and much more, enabling you to do the following in a short amount of time:

  • Define the hydrosphere
  • Describe the process of runoff and infiltration
  • Discuss the impact of coastal erosion on shoreline features
  • Explain how streams and rivers impact Earth's surface
  • Share the definition and types of precipitation
  • List and describe the three levels of atmospheric circulation
  • Differentiate between weather and climate
  • Identify and discuss natural factors that determine a region's climate

Don't let a busy schedule deter you from studying this chapter's examination of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Our lessons are available online 24/7 and can be viewed from any location with an Internet connection using any computer, smartphone or tablet. If you want to speed up the studying process, gauge your knowledge of lessons before reviewing them by taking multiple-choice quizzes. Our practice exam can ensure you have a quality understanding of chapter before taking your test.

11 Lessons in Chapter 8: Hydrosphere & Atmosphere
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What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples

1. What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples

Have you ever wondered how much water is on Earth? In this lesson, we will trace how water travels around Earth. You will learn the definition of a hydrosphere and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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.

The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

3. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.

How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

4. How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

Rivers and streams are powerful, ever-changing systems that can alter the surface of the Earth. While they share many similar features, they can be vastly different. In this lesson, we will learn how rivers and streams form, transport sediment, and flood.

What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

5. What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation

Precipitation comes in many forms, but it all comes from the same general process. In this video lesson you will identify different types of precipitation, as well as how precipitation forms in the atmosphere from condensation.

Types of Condensation

6. Types of Condensation

There is evidence of condensation all around you, even if you don't know it! This lesson will explore the different types of condensation, including dew and fog.

What is Evaporation? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Evaporation? - Definition & Examples

Evaporation is the process of a substance in a liquid state changing to a gaseous state due to an increase in temperature and/or pressure. Evaporation is a fundamental part of the water cycle and is constantly occurring throughout nature.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

8. 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.

The Three Levels of Atmospheric Circulation

9. The Three Levels of Atmospheric Circulation

Air in the atmosphere circulates in three convection cells from north to south. This lesson looks at the formation of these different air cells and what they mean for global weather and atmospheric circulation.

Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

10. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

11. 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.

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