Week 2: 

 

Reading:

 Chapter 3 :  Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse effect.

 

Powerpoint:

**Chapter 3  **ReadingGuide

**climate modeling       part 2   The Greenhouse Effect Simulator

**seasons      2questions

**Heat and heat transfer 

Rising air expands and cools adiabatically while sinking air is compressed and warms adiabatically. Here's a video on this topic

 

 

Animations/video clips

Watch this video animation for electromagnetic waves.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ral5yqfzY

 

***Watch the 4 videos below:

{1. Radiation from Sun and Earth, 2. Earth’s Energy Balance, 3. The Greenhouse Effect, 4. Human Activities and Carbon Dioxide}  These videos capture many important aspects of chapter 2.  Each video is fairly short but to the point.

 

Habitable Planet first half of unit 2 video  CO2 Diurnal Cycle   CO2 Seasonal Cycle  PracticeQuiz

 

Flux or intensity animation

Selective Absorber

 

Atmospheric Structure handout

 

Sample Questions

 

 

Seasons 

Reason for the seasons

 

*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da103u-97Ek (seasons movie from NASA)

** Why are winters shorter???    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAFjuF_UmQ

 

http://www.atmosedu.com/meteor/SeasonsSummary.pdf

 

 

**Practice Quiz  (some of these questions are related to week 4 ideas on heat and seasons)

CriticalThinking

 

Extra Credit idea #1. Go to the Daisy Ball Link http://www.gingerbooth.com/flash/daisyball/

Extra credit idea #2.  Explore evidence (data) suggesting that we are presently on the verge of a mass extinction of biological species.  Also discuss how the present mass extinction would compare to others in the past.  An internet search is fine but make sure to have one written reference from scientific journal.

 

Extra credit idea #3. Watch the video "Extinction" (1 through 6) below and write a video summary.

 

1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0p9NecLfZs

2.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1b5e4qILZw&feature=related

3.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtq6TJi2lN4&feature=related

4.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSSRnL6k4U&feature=related

5.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t84GfE2Yn_Q&feature=related

6.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97FzDqAVZsQ&feature=related

 

Extra credit idea #4.  Discuss the merits (environmental vs economic) of the keystone pipeline.  Give references.

 

Extra Credit idea #5.  Write a 1 to 2 page summary of the NASA resource on the electromagnetic spectrum. (8 pts max)