The major driver of Earth’s climate is the amount of solar energy it receives. Three laws relate the solar energy reaching Earth to the planet’s orientation with...
Milankovitch cyclesLast Updated on 2012-08-01 at 12:53
Milankovitch cycles refer to long term variations in the orbit of the Earth which result in changes in climate over periods hundred of thousands of years and are related... More »
Orbital Variations and Solar EnergyLast Updated on 2012-05-07 at 18:44
Three characteristics of Earth’s orbit around the sun—obliquity, eccentricity, and precession—change periodically and influence the amount of energy that... More »