Lecture2_GEOG1400

1 the five spheres of the earth system and their

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Unformatted text preview: ntermediate between water and air FIGURE 2.1 The five spheres of the Earth System and their interrelationships Eastwind Lake, Ellsemere Island – example of all spheres Atmosphere Atmosphere ► Transitional Transitional zone zone between between the sun and the earth VITAL VITAL regulator of SOLAR RADIATION SOLAR important important medium in the redistribution of heat redistribution across the earth surface across the earth’s surface MARS MARS The Curiosity rover hit the top of the Martian atmosphere at 21,000 kph. It was slowly lowered by cables inside a massive crater in the final few seconds. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/05/mission-tomars-nasa-rover-readies-for-7-minutes-of-terrorplummet-through-atmosphere/ Principal Principal Motions - Distribution of Solar Radiation Radiation ► Revolution in in orbit around the sun ► Rotation on on its axis ► Period of revolution 1...
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