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Energy Balance
This Java applet simulates the energy intake of our atmosphere during the day and the loss of energy at night. Users can vary the intensity of the sun during the day. A tub of water fills up symbolically showing the energy intake of our atmosphere. At the end of the simulation students are asked to answer several questions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
Browser must be capable of running Java applets.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, PALS, all rights reserved
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-550
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Java Simulations For Topics in Introductory Meteorology'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Partnerships to Advance Learning in Science
http://www.pals.iastate.edu/index.html

Contact: Dr Douglas Yarger
Partnerships to Advance Learning in Science