Climate 1 - The Climate System

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What is a system?
A set of interacting objects made up of components, flows, and processes.
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What are components?
A part of the system where energy/mass is stored or transformed (e.g. hilltop, hillslope, river channel).
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What are flows?
A form of linkage between one component and another that involves movement of energy or mass. Inputs and outputs from components.
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What are processes?
Processes for internal regulation of their functioning via positive or negative feedbacks.
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What are the 5 components of the climate system?
Atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere.
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What are components?

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A part of the system where energy/mass is stored or transformed (e.g. hilltop, hillslope, river channel).

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What are flows?

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What are processes?

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What are the 5 components of the climate system?

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