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Investigating the Climate System: Energy

offers problem-based lessons that focus on questions: Does ground surface influence temperature? How important is water evaporation to the cooling of a surface? If my town grows, will it affect the area's temperature? Why are summer temperatures in the desert southwest so much higher than at the same latitude in the southeast? (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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The Earth's energy budget plays a major role in weather and climate around the world. Several key facts are evident if we follow the flow of energy from the Sun through the Earth system.

Earth's energy budget

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