Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
map the movement of cold and warm fronts and interpret their effects on observable weather conditions (6.7 f).
The amounts of thermal energy and water vapor in the air and the pressure of the air largely determine weather conditions (6.7 d, e).
Most of the air that makes up the atmosphere is found in the troposphere (the lowest layer). Virtually all weather takes place there (6.7 c, e).
Earth’s energy budget refers to the tracking of how much energy is flowing into and out of the Earth’s climate, where the energy is going, and if the energy coming in balances with the energy going out (6.4 b).
The Earth’s energy budget includes the solar energy entering and exiting Earth’s atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide and other gases affect the energy budget, creating a greenhouse effect (6.4 b).
Radiation and convection from Earth’s surface transfer thermal energy. This energy powers the global circulation of the atmosphere and the oceans on our planet (6.4 c).