Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect)

Heat energy radiates from the Earth system. This radiating energy passes through the atmosphere on its way to outer space. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide, absorb this heat energy and make the planet warmer. By increasing the amounts of heat-trapping gases, humans are changing Earth’s climate.

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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
Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards Regional/National Standards or Framework Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts PCEP
Alignment of Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards with PCEP Climate Education Framework at Middle School Level Regional/National Standards or Framework, PCEP Planning/Coordination Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Systems, Climate and ESS, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Earth's Energy Budget, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Reflection Energy Outflow, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Regional Climates, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts PCEP

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The abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is controlled by biogeochemical cycles that continually move these components between their ocean, land. life, and atmosphere reservoirs. The abu... Explanation Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
The amount of solar energy absorbed or radiated by Earth is modulated by the atmosphere and depends on its composition. Greenhouse gases - such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane - occur n... Explanation Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
The presence of small amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warms Earth's surface, resulting in a planet that sustains liquid water and life. (Climate Literacy Principle 3B) Explanation Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Heat energy leaves the Earth system by radiation. Warmer objects radiate infrared heat energy to their cooler surroundings. We directly experience this phenomenon when we feel the heat coming from ... Explanation Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect) Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP
Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced. Global temperature has increased over the past 50 years. The observed increase is due primarily to human-induced emissions of heat-tra... Research Finding Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Global Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights PCEP

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