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Unit 2: Atmosphere

Utah sky.

Utah sky.

Unit Overview

The atmosphere is a critical system that helps to regulate Earth's climate and distribute heat around the globe. In this unit, discover the fundamental processes that cause atmospheric circulation and create climate zones and weather patterns, and learn how carbon cycling between atmosphere, land, and ocean reservoirs helps to regulate Earth's climate.


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