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1. What are greenhouse gases? a. Gases that warm a planet’s surface by absorbing outgoing infrared radiation- radiant heat- and reradiating some of it back towards the surface b. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbon compounds 2. What is greenhouse effect? a. A natural physical process that operates in all planetary atmospheres 3. What is global warming? a. A warming of the earth’s atmosphere due to anthropogenic enhanced of the green house effect 4. What are the four fundamental components of the Earth system? a. Atmosphere b. Hydrosphere: water c. Biota: all living organisms d. Solid Earth 5. What are the three major global environmental changes that are occurring? a. Global warming b. Ozone depletion c. Tropical deforestation 6. What do figure 1-2 and 1-3 tell us about CO2 concentration? a. The keeling curve: measurement of atmospheric CO2 b. At the top of Mauna Loa (volcano) in Hawaii c. CO2 has increased drastically in the past years 7. What does Figure 1-4 tell us about the Earth’s temperature? What is the
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ATOC 1060 taught by Professor Keen,richa during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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