The Atmospheric System and Climate Variation
- Enquiry Question
- Starter Activity_Processes_The Atmospheric System- Map from Memory
- Student Activity_Processes_The Atmospheric System -The Met Office
- Student Activity_Processes_What do you know already?
This pages provides resources exploring both the atmospheric system and the long and short term factors influencing climate variation. Resources examine the nature of the atmospheric budget and introduce key concepts, such as radiation, greenhouse effect and albedo. Students examine the relationship of climate with carbon and develop a critical awareness of the long term natural factors that lead to climate variation as well the complex patterns of different feedback loops that result from changes to terrestrial land use and loss of ice and permafrost.
Teaching time: 2 Hours
- To be able to describe and explain the atmospheric system and natural fctors influencing climate change
With a partner you have 10 seconds to extract as much information from the following image as you and attempt to replicate it.
Watch the following clip produced by the Met Office in the UK and complete your worksheet explaining the atmospheric system
By how much has the global temperature increased since 1880?
Which region of the world has seen the greatest increase in temperature?
What is the projected increase in temperature this century?
The following graphic shows the top 16 warmest years on record excluding 2016 which beat 2015. It represents all recorded years since 1880.