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1

What controls earths heating system

the sun

2

What other part of the world is getting the same season we are and why

the northern hemisphere. tilted towards the sun

3

what season is the sothern hemisphere expierencing

summer

4

Why is it daytime now

we are facing/rotated towards the sun

5

where is it probably nighttime now

Australia

6

when does the autumnal equinox occur

september 22-23

7

when does the vernal equinox occur

march 20-21

8

when does the winter solstice occur

december 21-22

9

when does the summer solstice occur

june 20-22

10

why is the equator so warm

it get sthe most direct sunlight

11

when is it the warmest time at the equator

spring/fall

12

why are the poles so cold

they have the least direct sunlight

13

the absence of heat

cold

14

heat is

thermal energy

15

heat always travels from a place with more heat to

less heat

16

when heat is transferred through a liquid/gas

convection

17

an example of convection

a campfire

18

when heat is transferred through a medium without changing the medium

conduction

19

an example of conduction

impulses along the nerves

20

when heat/energy travels as a wave and does not need a medium

radioation

21

example of raditation

light and uv rays

22

motion

kinetic energy

23

average kinetic energy

temperature

24

horizontal lines (measuring north to south)

latitude

25

vertical lines (measuring east to west)

longitude

26

how is the earth's surface warmed by the sun

unevenly

27

helps drive the ocean and atmospheric circulation

heat

28

does the ocean or atmosphere absorb more heat

ocean

29

drive currents at the ocean's surface

wind

30

deeper currents are driven by differences in

density