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Midterm_study11-1 - Mid term material _ The Water Planet...

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Mid term material _ The Water Planet What makes the "Earth System Study" different than traditional scientific disciplines? What are the different components of the earth's system? What processes led to the formation of the different chemical elements in the solar system? What is an atom? An element? Compound? Mineral? What are the most abundant elements in Earth, the ocean, and the atmosphere? What processes led to the evolution of the solar system? Why is our planet unique relative to other planets in the solar system? Name two important factors leading to this uniqueness? What would happen to the Earth if we were closer to the sun? Farther from the sun? System definitions: isolated, closed, open Feedback definitions, negative, positive The difference and similarities between energy and matter What is a blackbody radiator? What's the difference between energy emitted by the sun and the earth? Why? Which are the most important greenhouse gases?
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