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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.
- Spring '10