Seasons & Thermal Energy
Seasons & Thermal Energy AY 101
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This 1 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Tuesday January 20, 2015. The One Day of Notes belongs to AY 101 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dean Martin Townsley in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 96 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Astronomy in Physics 2 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Astronomy 101 Lecture Notes MondayJanuary 12 2015 The Seasons amp Thermal Energy Tilt and orbit gives exposure variation 0 This give rise to summerwinter difference in solar exposure 0 Distance from Sun is almost constant NOT important to seasons 0 Solar Exposure 0 Solar exposure is greater in the summer for two reasons Days are longer More sunlight per area 0 Energy ow on Earth 0 Solar exposure varies greatly so airground temperature must change to balance Heat energy moves from higher temperature to lower temperature As exposure decreases temperature drops toward lower equilibrium Energy on conserved Same amount in and out