Earth's Ice

The amount of ice strongly influences Earth’s climate, sea level, ocean currents, and atmospheric wind patterns. Ice tends to reflect incoming solar energy back out to space. Since reflected light does not heat the planet, the larger the amount of Earth’s ice, the cooler the planet is.

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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science Regional/National Standards or Framework, Overview/Summary Document Climate Science, Climate Impacts, Climate and ESS, Earth's Climate, Earth's Ice, Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP

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