All planets with atmosheres undergo weather changes of one kind or another. The could patterns and atmospheric conditions on the giant outer planets are constantly changing, and that is also true for the inner planter (Figure 3.1). These changes reflect short-term weather conditions, not climate changes. Before we examine the Earth’s changing climate it is useful to explore the climatic conditions on other planets similar to the Earth in order to appreciate the uniquences of Earth and its climate system.
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