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Energy in the Atmospere 101

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    185643
  • To Do To Answer
    Work through the interactive lab
    • What phenomena can be found in each layer of the earth's atmosphere?
    Watch this video
    • What is the Earth's Energy Budget?
    • How does this energy budget impact the atmosphere?
    Read about the structure of the atmosphere
    • How does CO2 play a role in our atmosphere?
    Work through the simulation
    • How does the sun and CO2 impact the temperature?
    Work through the simulation
    • How does the amount of carbon dioxide and clouds influence global temperature?
    Read this website and this website
    • Define conduction, convection and radiation.
    • What is a gas?
    • Describe the Ideal Gas Law and explain how it relates to the atmosphere. 
    • If the volume and number of molecules are kept the same and temperature is raised, what happens to the pressure?
    • If the volume and number of molecules are kept the same and temperature is lowered, what happens to the pressure?
    • If temperature and number of molecules are kept the same and the volume is decreased (compressed), what happens to the pressure?
    • If temperature and number of molecules are kept the same and the volume is increased, what happens to the pressure?
    • If temperature and volume are kept the same, and you add more air, what happens to the pressure?
    • If temperature and volume are kept the same and you remove molecules, what happens to the pressure?