Geo101.21.GlobalWarming[1]

Geo101.21.GlobalWarming[1] - Phanerozoic Climate and Global...

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1 Phanerozoic Climate and Global Warming Some major factors that affect global climate Solar variation Orbital parameters (Eccentricity, Obliquity, Precession) Earth’s spin on its axis (Coriolis effects, etc) Latitude Ocean / Air currents Atmosphere 1) Greenhouse Gases (CO 2 , Methane) 2) Volcanism (gase,water vapor, particulates) Plate tectonics 1) orogenies (elevation)) 2) continent size (super continents) 3) continent position 4) proximity to water Solar …because of land masses, atmospheric pressure belts form lens-shaped, semi-permanent high- and low- pressure cells Monsoons are a result of a major reversal in wind direction that causes a shift from a very dry to a very rainy season Winter Summer El Nino and La Nina exist because of a change in winds and currents in the central Pacific El Nino La Nina
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2 …continental deflections… Early Paleozoic Last glacial maximum Earths’ basic climate belts. .. * note the highland areas are considered to have polar climates
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course GEOLOGY 939 taught by Professor Swisher during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Geo101.21.GlobalWarming[1] - Phanerozoic Climate and Global...

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