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The seasons on Earth are caused by the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it revolves around the Sun. The differences in climate along similar latitudes can be explained by local variations in heat transfer, such as sea and land breezes. The absorption of solar radiation by different surface materials also contributes to variations in temperature along similar latitudes. Students will learn to correlate surface radiation with mean surface temperature of several geographic regions. By observing how these parameters change with latitude, students will construct an understanding of the relationship of solar radiation to seasonal temperature variation.
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DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-086
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Contact: Dr Lin Chambers