Collisional Heating

This visualization shows the molecular interaction of infrared radiation with various gases in the atmosphere. Focus is on the interaction with C02 molecules and resultant warming of the troposphere.

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A. Martin
B. Martin
Mahaffy
K. Genuis
D. Eymundson
T Keeler
King's Centre for Visualization in Science

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Guided questions will be helpful in orienting users to the animation and for drawing relationships between the displayed contents.

Best used in context of surrounding lesson [link http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/Lesson%20..., unless students are already familiar with concepts addressed.

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