19.tailpipes.global.warming

19.tailpipes.global.warming - Tailpipes and Global Warming...

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Unformatted text preview: Tailpipes and Global Warming Introduction The Atmosphere The Carbon Cycle Combustion and Carbon Dioxide The Greenhouse Effect Global Warming Summary and Conclusions The Atmosphere Layer of gases that extends upwards 62,000 mi. Source of oxygen (21%), nitrogen (78%) and carbon dioxide (<1%). Acts as a freshwater distillery. Absorbs cosmic rays and UV radiation. Insulates the earth the greenhouse effect. The Global Carbon Cycle The Greenhouse Effect Concept UV and visible light readily penetrate glass. IR energy (heat) does not is trapped. Glass = atmosphere The floor = earths surface Think of your cars black upholstery in the summertime. The Natural Greenhouse Effect Greenhouse Gases Triatomic or Larger CO 2 , water vapor, ozone, nitrous oxide, methane, freons, NOx, SOx, etc. Need a central atom from which to vibrate....
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