What is Climate Change

Introduction

The model below illustrates the concept of Earth as a closed system. Our atmosphere (represented by the jar) allows sunlight to enter but prevents other substances such as water from escaping. As a result, we are limited to the resources that we currently have inside this system. All of the living processes on Earth occur within this closed system, so a change in one part of the system can have an effect on other parts of the system. Roll-over the different sections of our planet below to see how each section is affected by climate change

Bell Jar Representaion of Earth. Representing Air Life and Soil Air and Climate Page Life page

 

contact us

DOE National Institute
for Climate Change
Western Region

Northern Arizona University
PO Box 6077
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Bruce Hungate
(928) 523-0925
Bruce.Hungate@nau.edu

NICCR National Website


merriam powell





 
 
  • NAU HOME
  • ASK US
  • FAQ
  • PRIVACY
 

©2009 Arizona Board of Regents, Northern Arizona University
South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011