The cycling of water in and out of the atmosphere plays an important role in determining climatic patterns. Water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises and cools, condenses into rain or snow, and falls again to the surface. Global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather. Oceans have a major effect on climate because water in the oceans holds a large amount of heat.
- Earth/Space Science
- The universe, earth and all earth systems have undergone change in the past, continue to change in the present and are predicted to continue changing in the future.
Students demonstrate their understanding of Processes and Change over Time within Earth Systems by