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These web pages trace the processes involved in the sun's impact on weather. This is an exploration of the importance of radiation and reflection of light, both visible and infra-red, and the greenhouse effect. Convection and the role of water vapor are also considered. Global-scale air flows are described, explaining why wind in the continental US usually blows from the west, while near the equator it comes from the east.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    atmosphere,NSDL,Solar System,Undergraduate (Lower Division),weather,Space Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061840729T,The Sun,sun,radiation,Other Sciences,Jupiter,Astronomy,Informal Education,Higher Education,Meteorology,Physics,greenhouse effect,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience

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    English

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