EarthComm Earth System Evolution: Climate Change and Your Community Activity 3

Earthsystem Evolution book
It's About Time/AGI

The Earth's Axial Tilt and the Seasons

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How Do Earth's Orbital Variations Affect Climate?

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Obliquity

  • Ask a High Energy Astronomer, NASA
    How does the earth's tilt affect the changing of the seasons and what different angles cause those different seasons?
  • Milankovitch Cycles and Glaciation
    Learn about the connection between eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession in relation to past glaciations by visiting this site.

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Precession

  • Precession, NASA
    This article describes the development and background behind the idea of precession.
  • Precession, University of Oregon
    Did you know that the north star can change as the Earth wobbles on its axis? Visit this site to learn more.

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Milankovitch Cycles

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To learn more about sunspots and global climate, visit the following web sites:

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To learn more about Milutin Milankovitch, visit the following web site:

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