LECTURE_12_03-19-10_CHAP_10_Intro_to_Cli

LECTURE_12_03-19-10_CHAP_10_Intro_to_Cli - Climate &...

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Climate/weather – Hazards NEW STUFF (Chap. 10) Climate – Introduction to climate change through time Climate – Heat source and ability to trap heat Climate – Natural causes of climate change Climate – Greenhouse effect and Human impact Climate – Global Temperature and Sea Level trends Climate/weather – Basic Elements of Weather
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Climate vs. weather….what’s the difference? WEATHER: Condition/changes of the atmosphere that occur over a short period of time (days/season) CLIMATE: Condition/changes in daily weather patterns averaged over a long period of time (decades, centuries, and geologic time-millions/billions of years)
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Why does climate, weather, and temperature change? - Change of the seasons - Availability of the sun (Constant heat source) - Atmospheric and Greenhouse effects (Ability to trap heat) - Natural causes ? - Human causes?
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Why do we have seasons? In summer , the Earth’s northern hemisphere tilts towards the Sun. In winter
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ISP 203 taught by Professor Paquette during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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LECTURE_12_03-19-10_CHAP_10_Intro_to_Cli - Climate &...

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