1. The Earth’s Energy Balance

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The Earth’s Energy Balance

1. The unequal heating of the atmosphere

1.1. Latitudinal

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SOURCE: http://www.classworksacademy.net/mirrors/kids/www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0074-latitude-effects-temperature.html

1.2. Seasonal – Significance of Earth’s axis and revolution around the Sun

2. Transfer of energy and energy balance

2.1. Role of ocean currents

oceancirculation

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2.2. Role of winds

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SOURCE: http://montessorimuddle.org/2011/04/21/global-atmospheric-circulation-and-biomes/

The Northern Hemisphere’s Polar Jet Stream

 

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