Ch 19: The Structure & Characteristics of Earth's Atmosphere

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to review the structure and characteristics of the Earth's atmosphere. The video and text lessons make it fun and easy to study, and the corresponding quizzes make sure you understand the lessons on the Earth's atmosphere.

The Structure & Characteristics of Earth's Atmosphere - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors cover the important characteristics of the Earth's atmosphere in these video lessons. The major components of the atmosphere are covered as well as information on temperature, the atmospheric cycle, and energy transfer. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major components of the atmosphere
  • Explain the structure of the Earth's atmosphere
  • Discuss the atmospheric cycle, including temperature, humidity, clouds, and wind
  • Describe energy transfer in the atmosphere, oceans, and Earth's interior

The short lessons in this chapter, allow you to learn on your own time, and at your own pace, and the video tags allow you to go back to review portions of the videos without rewatching the whole thing. You can also use the lesson quizzes to you to check your understanding as you go through the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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