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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4 GEO 106 Earth Systems Science II Global Climate Change Lecture 2-4 – The Cryosphere – Part I Readings: Chapter 6
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4 Important Concepts: 1.Snow and ice are important for climate 2.Formation of snow and glacier ice 3.Glaciers move 4.Glaciers give us a record of past climates
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4 1. Ice, snow, and climate i) albedo effects. .. ii) when ice on land melts… iii) where sea ice forms… b) different dynamics i) snow cover changes… ii) glacier changes occur… iii) ice sheets are…
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4 2. Snow and glacier ice a) snow formation i) in clouds in presence of. .. ii) grows as water vapor… iii) forms a crystal with low… iv) at low pressure… b) fresh snow i) albedo is… ii) energy absorption is… iii) thermal inertia slows…
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-4 2. Snow and glacier ice, cont’d c) properties of snow i) absorb more red than… ii) density is low… iii) snow that survives…
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course GEO GEO 106 taught by Professor Mackay during the Fall '10 term at State University of New York.

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