A short reading by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Center for Science Education that summarizes the hydrosphere and its role in determining the climate of planet Earth. This overview reading can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate change and the role of the hydrosphere. It focuses on the water cycle and climate change.
This reading includes overview discussions on the following topics:
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Students will understand the hydrosphere and its components and its role in determining the climate of the planet. They will also understand about the water cycle and climate change impacts on the hydrosphere.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
|The Water Cycle and Climate Change
|Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Climate Change Overview, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Water Cycle, Weather, Sea Level Rise, Sea Ice Melting
|Climate and the Hydrosphere, Climate Literacy
|Type of tool
|High School, Undergraduate
|Center for Science Education, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
|Center for Science Education, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) website