Comparing Graphs of Temperature and Radiation
From NASA My NASA Data
Solar radiation (light) strikes Earth's surface throughout the daylight hours. Radiation (heat or infrared) also leaves the Earth during daylight and at night. Averaged over time and space, these downward and upward energy fluxes are equal. If they were not, our planet would gradually heat up or gradually cool down. But the surface of our planet is not simply a mirror for radiation. Some of the incoming radiation goes through a process of change before it is radiated back into space. In this lesson, students will analyze plots of temperature and radiation data to determine change over time.
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DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-058
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Contact: Dr Lin Chambers