Ecosystems and the Physical Environment. 4. Overview of Chapter 4. Cycling of Materials within Ecosystems Solar Radiation The Atmosphere The Global Ocean Weather and Climate Internal Planetary Processes. Cycling of Materials- Biogeochemical Cycles.
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I will assign you a biogeochemical cycle.
How do these chemical/compounds cycle on the planet? Why do living organisms need these chemicals/ compounds?
Draw a cycle with components of land, air and organisms.
High concentration Little Reflection High Temperature
Closer to Poles (c)
Low concentration Higher Reflection Low Temperature
From (a) to (c)
In diagram below
earth’s tilt (23.5°) )
tilt toward the
sun for half the
Large landmasses in the Northern Hemisphere help to dictate ocean currents and flow
Very little land in the Southern Hemisphere