lec1-09asm - Energy and Environment H A&S 220d Spring...

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Energy and Environment – H A&S 220d Spring 2009 Peter Rhines Marcela Ewert with Eric Lindahl, Bob Koon of the UW Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
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the sun’s ultraviolet (left) and infrared radiation imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ems/uv.html www.odysseymagazine.com/images
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Energy can be ‘concentrated’ or ‘dilute’ that is, intense or weak. Concentration of energy can occur chemically or physically. Here a mirror curved in the shape of a parabola will focus the sun’s rays on a point
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and set a 2 x 4 “ wood plank on fire, if it is placed near the focal point.
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water vapor moving in the atmospheric circulation…red=high content, blue=low evaporation from the tropical and mid-latitude oceans is the source, with precipitation both in tropics and at high latitude being the balancing ‘sink’
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American Golden Plover
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green plants on the surface of the ocean and land, inferred from color viewed by the SeaWiFS satellite (interpreted as chlorophyll concentration in the sea)
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course H A&S 222b taught by Professor P.b.rhines during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.

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lec1-09asm - Energy and Environment H A&S 220d Spring...

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