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3704WL2_F10 - ESC 3704 Word List for Midterm 2 Note: This...

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ESC 3704 Word List for Midterm 2 Note: This list is final. The second midterm exam will be given Wednesday, October 27, 2010, starting at 9:00 A.M. Questions will come from the lectures (including PowerPoint Presentations), and the assigned reading. Questions may be true-false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, or short answer. In addition, you may be asked to define some terms. Material on Lectures 4-7 Archer, Chapters 2-3; Chapter 4, pages 29-34; Chapter 5; Chapter 7, pages 69-74 Plan B, Chapters 2 , 3 , 4 "On Thin Ice", video shown in class 10/6/10, and in-class exercise discussion, 10/8/10 James Hansen, " Survival of Tibetan Glaciers " Terms listed below may be words for definition, or entire concepts. This list is intended to assist in preparing for the examination. It will not substitute for attending lecture, doing the assigned readings, and doing the Lecture 4 - Radiation and Greenhouse Gases Radiation - Electromagnetic Frequency Period Wavelength Relationship of frequency and wavelength Speed of light in vacuum Classification of radiation Radiowaves Microwaves Infrared radiation Visible light
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Ultraviolet radiation X-rays Gamma rays Greenhouse Physical properties Physics of greenhouses Incoming radition Temperature Scales Celsius Absolute - Kelvin Blackbody Infrared "blanket" Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Properties Major atmospheric gases Nitrogen Oxygen Argon Polyatomic Gases (GHG's) Water vapor Carbon dioxide Methane Absorption of IR radiation by polyatomic gases Absorption at a discreet set of wavelengths Correponds to rotational and vibrational modes of molecules Presence of dipole increases absortion Atmospheric windows Wavenumber vs. wavelength IR Gas Spectra program (review) "Human Produced CO 2 is a Greenhouse Gas" - movie
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Natural vs. Enhanced Greenhouse Effect Addition of Carbon dioxide Burning fossil fuels (80%) Deforestation (20% Coal CO 2 addition Pollution by impurities
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