Video: The Greenhouse Effect of the Atmosphere
A video micro-lecture that discusses Earth’s energy balance and the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere.
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Reading: Simple Atmospheric Model
A reading that introduces a single-layer atmosphere model, which is based on the emissivity of thermal radiation, to explain atmospheric
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Reading: Planetary Temperatures
A reading that discusses the blackbody emission properties of the Sun and planets, describes the calculation of planetary temperatures by
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Reading: Atmospheric Dynamics and Hadley Cells
A reading that discusses the use of the law of conservation of angular momentum to explain the extent of Hadley
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: The Coriolis Effect
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect. 
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Visualization: Blackbody Spectrum
A visualization and associated activity to explain how Planck’s Law can be used to plot blackbody curves of objects with
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Reading: Hadley Circulation
A reading to learn about the Hadley Cell and a simple model for the Hadley Circulation, using the law of
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Model/Simulator: Modeling Planetary Energy Balance
A model/simulator to learn about vertical energy (heat) transfer in the Earth’s system and planetary energy balance.
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Milankovitch Orbital Data Viewer
This model/simulator shows the relationship between changes in Earth’s climate due to variations in the solar energy received by the
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Laboratory Activity: Heat Transport and Ocean Circulation
A laboratory activity to learn about heat transport through the Earth’s oceans (the great ocean conveyor belt) and the effects
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Laboratory Activity: Urban Heat Island
A laboratory activity to learn about the urban heat island effect and heat waves.
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Visualization: Blackbody Radiation and Planetary Temperatures
A visualization to understand blackbody radiation, the effects of albedo and solar brightness on the temperature of a planet, and
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