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Exam_1_2006_key-1 - be less 12 East winds that blow...

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Fall 06 – Exam 1 – Key 1) C 2) C 3) B 4) D 5) A 6) A 7) D 8) A 9) The surface of the Earth is warmer than the effective radiative temperature of the planet. This is due to the absorption of outgoing IR radiation by greenhouse gases. 10) P=F/A, F = mg where mass is the mass of the atmosphere, A – surface of the earth 11) The major effect is that the difference (i.e. Temperature) between seasons would
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Unformatted text preview: be less. 12) East winds that blow steadily in the tropics due to the circulation in the equatorial Hadley Cell. 13) The primary difference is that a forcing can persist over very long time scales. A perturbation is an event with a short time scale such as a volcanic explosion. 14) H 2 O, CO 2 , N 2 O, CH 4 , etc. 15) 3.3 m 16) 255 K 17) 61.5 K 18) See below...
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