|How Do Clouds Affect Radiative Energy?|
In this lesson, students calculate the amount of radiative energy reaching the ground on a clear day, a day with cirrus overcast, and a day with significant cumulus convection. Comparisons will be made to determine how clouds affect the solar radiation received at the surface of Earth. Students will begin to understand the effects of cloud type on radiative energy. They also learn how clouds affect the climate of Earth.
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Type of resource:
WXScope software, available at: http://earthstorm.ocs.ou.edu/earthstorm_data/software.php
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright 2005 Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-763
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
EarthStorm Educational Outreach
Contact: Andrea Melvin
Oklahoma Climatological Survey