Solar Radiation. Sun provides energy for life, powers biogeochemical cycles, and determines climate. 69% of incoming solar radiation is absorbed by atmosphere and earth Remainder is reflected Albedo The reflectance of solar energy off earth’s surface Dark colors = low albedo
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High concentration Little Reflection High Temperature
Closer to Poles (c)
Low concentration Higher Reflection Low Temperature
From (a) to (c)
In diagram below
Moves heat from equator to the poles
Winds are named for the direction FROM WHICH they move
Which of these are “our“ winds?
Large landmasses in the Northern Hemisphere dictate ocean currents and flow
Very little land in the Southern Hemisphere
Convergent Plate Boundary: plates move toward each other
Divergent Plate Boundary: plates move away from one another