Comparing Temperature and Solar Radiation for Common Latitudes
From NASA My NASA Data
There are various local and regional climates on the Earth's surface. While the overall climate of the Earth is often the focus of research and discussion, individual local climates are important to consider when thinking of indigenous plants and animals. In this lesson, students will choose two locations, preferably in different climate zones, and compare real NASA satellite data for those two locations. The data comes from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISSCP) and the Surface Radiation Budget Project (SRB). They will analyze solar radiation downward flux between locations to identify patterns and determine variables that may be responsible for differences.
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DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-074
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Contact: Dr Lin Chambers