Presentation on theme: "Earth Sun and Star Connection. The Elements of the Earth are Made in Stars Atmosphere Oxygen Nitrogen CNO cycle in stars Living Organism Hydrogen Carbon."— Presentation transcript:
The Elements of the Earth are Made in Stars Atmosphere Oxygen Nitrogen CNO cycle in stars Living Organism Hydrogen Carbon Oxygen Nitrogen CNO cycle in stars
The Elements of the Earth are Made in Stars Earth Rocks and Soil Carbon Oxygen Silicon Sodium Potassium Magnesium Calcium Aluminum Iron Nuclear processes in larger stars
Seasons Sun’s Vertical Rays Summer Solstice- Tropic of Cancer Autumnal and Vernal Equinox- Equator Winter Solstice- Tropic of Capricorn Location of the Sun’s vertical rays results in unequal heating and cooling
Layers of the Atmosphere The Greenhouse Effect Solar energy heats the Earth’s surface Infrared radiation is reradiated from the Earth’s surface The Earth’s atmosphere is heated by this radiation The Earth’s has temperature layers based on this reradiation.
The Water Cycle Sun’s energy evaporates water Water has a high specific heat Water surfaces heat and cool more slowly that soil and rock surfaces Evaporation cools surfaces Condensation releases energy stored in water vapor