GLG 201 3.21.07 - More light-hotter Less light-colder...

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GLG 201 3.21.07 Why does relative sea level fall or rise? Absolute sea level rise/fall Igneous oceanic rocks are created on sea floor Large volume of rock forces water out of basins Change in amount of water in oceans Climate change: build-up and melting of glaciers From cold to warm period, up to 200 meters rise in global sea level Why does climate change? Amount of sunlight entering atmosphere
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Unformatted text preview: More light-hotter Less light-colder Infrared radiation (heat) reflects off Earth’s surface towards space Trapped=hotter Released=colder Greenhouse effect Traps infrared Mountain-building Results from continents crashing together Results from continents and oceans crashing together Associated with LOTS of volcanic activity Can cause climate to warm or cool...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course GLG 201 taught by Professor Libarkin during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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