Climate Change: Atmosphere

The Exploratorium is a science museum in San Francisco that not only has incredible exhibits and activities at the building itself, but also offers great information that’s available on the web. This page offers information on the atmosphere, and why understanding how it works is necessary for understanding climate change. Examine longwave heat radiation, shortwave solar radiation, records of atmospheric carbon dioxide, temperature anomalies, and atmospheric layers’ temperature anomalies. Each image or graph has an explanation about the data and questions about the data. Looking at these graphs helps students understand the difference between weather and climate.

courtesy of Knovation