6.1 Introduction to the Atmosphere

The atmosphere can be viewed as a system that has, as with most systems, inputs, outputs, storages and flows. The dynamic, changing nature of the atmosphere influences all ecosystems on Earth.


1The atmosphere as a dynamic system
2The atmosphere and climate
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Essay Task

“Describe the greenhouse effect and explain its importance to life on Earth.” [9 marks]

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