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AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy RLM 16.332, M-F 12-12:30 471-1469 lacy@astro.as.utexas.edu Amanda Bayless Daniel Kagan RLM 16.312, Th 10-12 RLM 16.322A, W 3-5 471-3462 471-6858 baylessa@astro.as.utexas.edu kagan@astro.as.utexas.edu class website: www.as.utexas.edu courses AST 309S username: AST password: 309
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Topics from chapter 5.5-5.7 Goldilocks evaporation and condensation of water, vapor pressure atmospheric motion, Hadley cells troposphere stratosphere, ozone layer thermosphere and ionosphere magnetosphere
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Reading for this week Chapter 5: Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets Today Why are Venus, Earth, and Mars so different?
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My conclusion about whether the temperature will rise The Earth’s atmosphere acts like a blanket, slowing the loss of heat to space. By the end of this century we will have doubled the thickness of the blanket. It is difficult to calculate exactly how much the surface of the Earth will warm up as a result, but I find the predictions of the atmospheric scientists that it will warm up by about 4 o C, or 7 o F, plausible. It is even more difficult to say what effect that will have on people, but it could be a mistake to wait to find out since it will be more difficult to reverse the heating than to prevent it.
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How hard would it be for us to decrease our production of greenhouse gasses? Our economy is very dependent on energy derived from
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2010 for the course AST 309 taught by Professor Johnlacy during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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