The Earth’s climate

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Sagascience, online multimedia animation on the CNRS Website

Why is it that life on Earth as we know it would not have been possible without the natural “greenhouse effect”? Why do we have seasons? What exactly is solar radiation, the driving force behind the climate? How do atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns determine terrestrial climates? How do the planet’s major biomes depend on the climate?
All these questions are answered in this multimedia animation enlivened with computer graphics, interactive maps, films and photos.

www.cnrs.fr/climate