sp10_6b_106_Atmosphere - The Atmosphere Climate and Weather...

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The Atmosphere, Climate and Weather Sailing on a sea of storms Energy: The Driving Force of Natural Hazards ± Earth’s internal Energy ± Solar Energy ± Gravitational Energy Sources of Energy ± Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunami ± Storms, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods ± Landslides, Meteorite Impacts Primary Force Behind
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Atmosphere Why care about the Atmosphere? ± Protection from radiation, solar wind, meteorites, etc. ± Controls Temperature - stabilizes temp. and greenhouse effect ± Transfers energy from equator to poles ± Transports water vapor - hydrologic cycle. ± Stores nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen and other chemicals. ± Dissipates and breaks up pollutants ± Source of “storm-related” hazards
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