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Intro to Atmospheric Science - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The earth has been changed throughout time by internal and external forces. This chapter will help you discover more about the forces that have shaped the earth as we know it today. Our lessons will help you to explore topics like global warming, the water cycle, climate and weather patterns. After finishing this chapter, you will have learned about things like:
- External and internal forces that impact the Earth's surface
- Effect of weather elements on the atmospheric cycle
- Impact of weather patterns on climate
- Causes of global warming and effect on climate
- Stages of the water cycle
- The nitrogen and carbon cycles
|The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface||Discover what internal and external forces have shaped the Earth.|
|Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle||Explore how things like wind and humidity can affect the atmosphere.|
|Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate||Analyze a how a climate changes based on its weather.|
|Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate||Take a look at global warming, and study the causes and effects.|
|Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle||See how matter is affected by the nitrogen and carbon cycles.|
1. The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface
There are many geologic processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Not only do they build and destroy a variety of landscapes, but they also give us clues to the interior of the Earth and the forces that exist there.
2. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle
Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.
3. 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.
4. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate
Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.
5. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle
Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.
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Other chapters within the Physical Science Textbook course
- Understanding Matter
- Understanding Gases
- Understanding the Atom & Atomic Structure
- The Periodic Table
- Understanding Chemical Bonding
- Understanding Solutions
- Acids, Bases and Chemical Reactions
- Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Understanding Motion
- Force, Motion, and Newton's Laws
- Work, Energy, Power, and Thermodynamics
- Properties of Light in Physical Science
- Waves and Sound in Physical Science
- Thermal Physics
- Intro to Organic Chemistry
- The Universe
- Geologic Time
- The Internal Structure of the Earth
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Igneous Rocks
- Sedimentary Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Metamorphic Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Weathering and Erosion
- Water Balance
- Ground Water
- Coastal Hazards