Chapter16a - Climate Change - I Climate and Weather...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Climate Change - I
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Climate and Weather Phenomena
Background image of page 2
Climate and Urbanization Microclimate:  the climate of a  relatively small area Human impact on climate cities are warmer than rural  areas ( urban heat island effect ) Pollution: smog, haze Example: the branches  nearest the  street lamp receive more light and  warmth, get confused about the  season, do not shed their leaves
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Earth as of 18,000 years ago Alpine glaciers cover Canada and most of Northern US Glaciers periodically advance then retreat Presently they cover ~10% - Greenland and Antarctica
Background image of page 4
Is Florida in danger? If all the ice were to melt, the level of the ocean would rise by 65 m ~ 210 ft.  The highest point in FL is 345 ft.  
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Determining past climate The methods used to study the past climate typically involve physical, chemical, biological  processes sensitive to: temperature changes, the presence of water, solar activity, etc. The records must have survived over a long period of time.
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 20

Chapter16a - Climate Change - I Climate and Weather...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 7. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online