Take a moment to try and draw the nitrogen cycle

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Take a moment to try and Draw the Nitrogen Cycle.
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9/19/18 9 The Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen is needed to produce proteins and nucleic acids. How does phosphorus cycle through ecosystems, how is this cycle being disrupted, and what problems can this disruption cause? Key Concept : Phosphorus moves slowly through the environment, depending on physical and biological processes. Human impact has unbalanced this cycle.
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9/19/18 10 The Phosphorus Cycle Phosphorus is needed to produce ATP and nucleic acids. The Phosphorus Cycle Is Entirely Land- Based Phosphorus cycle: a series of natural processes by which phosphorus moves from rock to soil or water, to living organisms, and back to soil The cycle has been disrupted by the release of more phosphorus into the environment by mining and the use of fertilizers.
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9/19/18 11 Biomes The Physical Environment: Climate Climate is the MOST FUNDEMENTAL component of the physical environment Climate is the MOST IMPORTANT factor determining the distribution of species at a large spatial scale where species live how they make a living (life-history strategy, metabolism, etc)
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9/19/18 12 The Physical Environment: Climate Climate is the MOST FUNDEMENTAL component of the physical environment Climate is the MOST IMPORTANT factor determining the distribution of species at a large spatial scale where species live how they make a living (life-history strategy, metabolism, etc) Weather vs. Climate Weather is the current conditions of temperature, precipitation, humidity, etc. Climate is the long-term average weather at a given location Mediterranean Climate . Desert Climate .
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9/19/18 13 What determines climate? Solar radiation drives climate patterns And determines biological energy production
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9/19/18 14 Latitudinal Differences in Solar Radiation at Earth’s Surface The sun’s rays hit the equator nearly perpendicularly At the poles, the rays are spread over a larger area, and travel a longer path through the atmosphere This difference in the intensity of solar radiation determines our wind and ocean currents Surface Heating à Uplift of Air à Cloud formation à Rain Solar radiation is absorbed by the earths surface, which then emits infrared radiation and warms the air above it, which rises as it becomes warm ( uplift )
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