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Vary in proportion of total gases in time and place. water vapor (0 to 4%) ranges 0.02% cold dry climate to 4% in the humid tropics Is an insulator and absorbs heat in the lower atmosphere results in less rapid heat loss from Earth. carbon dioxide (~0.04% average) - has risen through time. Ozone: Methane: Water vapor and CO2 are important “Greenhouse Gases” Scientists are concerned with the relationship between carbon dioxide and Earth’s temperatures because of changes in the greenhouse effect. a Dust a Sand a Soot Erupting volcanoes can send tons of particles into the atmosphere, along with vast amounts of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Greenhouse Effect – helps moderate temperatures. EX: glass structures or closed vehicle Insolation (Shortwave solar radiation - SWR) goes through transparent glass and
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Unformatted text preview: walls of the vehicle. • After materials absorb the SWR, SWR is reradiated as longwave radiation (LWR) which cannot escape and warms the environment. • CO2 and water vapor are good absorbers and reradiate the heat back to Earth. Without greenhouse gases, Earth’s surface would be too cold to sustain life. They help maintain the warmth of the planet and is a factor in the Earths’s heat energy budget. a Vertical Layers of the Atmosphere a Divided based on: a Protective Function a Ozonosphere (ozone layer) a Chemical composition a Temperature- used most often by meteorologists and climatologists. a Vertical Layers by Temperature a Stratosphere a Temperature normally increases with height a Ozone layer a Stratopause...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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