Chapter 3 Homework W09

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Name: _______________________ Chapter 3 Homework 1. Explain the greenhouse effect and global warming. Include in your explanation what gases are involved, what type of radiation is involved, and where the energy comes from and goes to and why. 2. a. Is the greenhouse effect taking place now? Explain your reasoning. b. Is the enhanced greenhouse effect (global warming) taking place now? Explain your reasoning. 3. Using the analogy of a greenhouse to understand the energy radiated by earth, what are the “windows” of Earth’s greenhouse made of?
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4. Explain each of the observations below: a. If a car is left in the sun, it may become hot enough to endanger the lives of pets or small children. b. Clear winter nights tend to be colder than cloudy ones. c. A desert show much wider daily temperature variations than a moist environment. 5. Given that direct measurements of Earth’s atmospheric temperature over the last several thousands of years are not available, how can scientists know the fluctuations in the temperature in the past? 6.
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