Earth Sciences Standards Correlations – page 1
Resource Title: Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling (CA
Earth Sciences Standards Correlations
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5a Students know how differential heating of Earth results in circulation patterns
in the atmosphere and oceans that globally distribute the heat.
Sections1.2.2, 1.3.2 and
5b Students know the relationship between the rotation of Earth and the circular
motions of ocean currents and air in pressure centers.
5d Students know properties of ocean water, such as temperature and salinity,
can be used to explain the layered structure of the oceans, the generation of
horizontal and vertical ocean currents, and the geographic distribution of
5g Students know features of the ENSO (El Niño southern oscillation) cycle in
terms of sea-surface and air temperature variations across the Pacific and
some climatic results of this cycle.
6a Students know weather (in the short run) and climate (in the long run) involve
the transfer of energy into and out of the atmosphere.
6b Students know the effects on climate of latitude, elevation, topography, and
proximity to large bodies of water and cold or warm ocean currents.
6c Students know how Earth’s climate has changed over time, corresponding to
changes in Earth’s geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors,
such as solar radiation and plate movement.
6d Students know how computer models are used to predict the effects of the
increase in greenhouse gases on climate for the planet as a whole and for
7a Students know the carbon cycle of photosynthesis and respiration and the
7b Students know the global carbon cycle: the different physical and chemical
forms of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, b