GEOG 1112 Notes 7

GEOG 1112 Notes 7 - Geography 1 calorie gram C latent heat...

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Geography September 11, 2006 1 calorie/ gram ºC – latent heat of water latent heat – energy released during a phase change or energy needed to cause a phase change liquid → gas = evaporation gas → liquid = condensation liquid → solid = thawing/ melting solid → liquid = freezing solid → gas = sublimation gas → solid = sublimation/ deposition Net Radiation and Temperature -Incoming radiation balances with outgoing -If parameters are changed, a new equilibrium occurs -Balances: global, diurnal, local Latitudinal Variations -Between 38º N and 38º S = net energy surpluses -Pole ward of 38º = net energy deficits -Winter hemispheres: net energy deficits pole ward of 15º -Mass advection neutralizes energy imbalances Greenhouse Effect -Gases grapping terrestrial radiation -H 2 0, CO 2 , CH 4 -Without greenhouse effect, the average earth temperature would be 0º F -Human activities play a role
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 1112 taught by Professor Frye during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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GEOG 1112 Notes 7 - Geography 1 calorie gram C latent heat...

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