A video micro-lecture that discusses Earth’s energy balance and the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere.
Students will learn how to determine the surface temperature of planet Earth with no atmosphere and with 1- and 2-layer atmosphere. They will also understand the greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
|Energy Balance with a Greenhouse Atmosphere
|Physics, Earth Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Blackbody Radiation, Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Planetary Energy Balance, Earth’s Climate, Planetary Climate, Atmosphere
|Planetary Energy Balance, Climate and the Atmosphere
|Type of tool
|High School, Undergraduate
|Prof. David Archer, The University of Chicago
|The University of Chicago