The purpose of this activity is to provide you with an authentic problem that faces many scientists, decision-makers and citizens everyday. How energy flows in and out of the earth is important for all of us. The energy also determines the temperature of the earth which effects everything on earth.
In this scenario you will have the opportunity to learn about the different zones around the earth and the radiation going to and from the earth.
Before you begin trying out different situations on the run the model page, it is important that you have read enough information about Energy Balance models on the other pages to understand what you are modeling.