Review the animation showing seasonal chlorophyll concentration as it relates to net radiation.
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The energy budget diagram on the front shows our best understanding of energy flows into and away from the Earth.
Students will analyze and interpret maps of the average net atmospheric radiation to compare the flow of energy from the Sun toward Earth in different months and for cloudy versus clear days. Students will draw conclusions and support them with evidence.
Scientific data are often represented by assigning ranges of numbers to specific colors. The colors are then used to make false color images which allow us to see patterns more easily. Students will make a false-color image using a set of numbers.