ENVE 322 Homework 1 with solutions - Question 1 An increase...

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Question 1: An increase of CO 2 in the atmosphere may lead to global climate change. The mass of the atmosphere is 5.1x10 18 kg. The mole fraction of CO 2 in the atmosphere is 350 ppm and is observed to be increasing at a rate of 0.5 percent per year. What is the rate of mass accumulation of CO 2 in the atmosphere? (MW air = 28.9 g mole -1 MW CO2 = 44 g mole -1 ) Solution: M atm = 5.1x10 18 kg C CO2 = 350 ppm
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  • Fall '16
  • Climate Change, International System of Units, Kilogram, global climate change, Tonne

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