• 1: What is the atmosphere of the earth?
  • 2. What is the importance of a) clouds and b) carbon dioxide in the energy balance of the earth?
  • 3. Why is it warmer in summer than winter?
  • 4. Describe how heat is transferred from the tropics towards the poles
  • 5. Using an annotated diagram only:
    • illustrate the variations in temperature and pressure with altitude in the atmosphere.
    • Explain what happens to incoming solar radiation as it passes through the earth’s atmosphere.