Effects of Solar Radiation on Land and Sea

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility as part of U.S. Department of Energy

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This brief, hands-on activity illustrates the different heating capacities of soil and water in order to understand why places near the sea have a more moderate climate than those inland.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Regional climates, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:NGSS, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography