|Calculating Relative Air Mass|
The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to the concept of relative air mass and demonstrate how solar elevation angle affects the intensity of sunlight that reaches an observer on the ground. Students work in teams to calculate air mass using simple geometry. Teacher background materials are included.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-23
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
The GLOBE Program