|Distribution of Solar Energy Influx in Time and Space|
In this activity, students will explore how energy is distributed at the surface of the earth in both space and time. Using data sets collected from Black Rock Forest, an instrumented education and research forest near West Point, New York, they will investigate variations in hourly solar energy influx and daily average solar radiation. They will make observations from the data, interpret it, and then make predictions about what the same kind of data would look like at a higher latitude.
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Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
May be freely used for educational purposes provided appropriate credit is given.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-719
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Kim Kastens
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory