Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 58 - The Biosphere - Figure 58.3 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

It is hotter near the equator since more solar energy falls there during the year, day-after-day on average, than anywhere else. The solar energy heats the air.

Work Step by Step

See Fig. 58.1 for a depiction of this variation in solar radiation. Pay close attention to the equator in that figure.
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