Tides and Climate

Tides and Climate - - We live in a time scale that is very...

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Tides - Spring tides don’t come in the spring, just have that name. Spring tides are very high - We have a mixed tide in Hawaii - One high tide is higher than the other, and one low tide is lower than the other, this is known as a mixed tide. - Tides rotate around amphidronic points, and Hawaii is not that far from these sort of points. - Tides have an effect on the length of day. - Tide is being raised on the surface of the earth by the moon. - Moon slows down the rotational rate of the earth. Oceanography: Global Climate Change - Humans are affecting the rate of change and the direction of the climate - All nutrients in the surface ocean get taken up by the phytoplankton. We try to understand the rate that which nutrients move between boxes
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Unformatted text preview: - We live in a time scale that is very short compared to the earth- Earth is much colder so it radiates at a shorter wavelength- Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than Carbon Dioxide- Add methane through agricultural processes- Oceans have 70 times as much carbon dissolved in it than the atmosphere- 13.5x as much Carbon Dioxide if we burned it all up- Around april, maximum amount of Carbon Dioxide, and plants absorb the co2 and releases it, takes it up and dies back. This has no effect on the total amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from Mauna Loa in the northern atmosphere, and if it was in the southern hemisphere, it would be opposite, because seasons are different....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course OCN 201 taught by Professor Mottl during the Fall '06 term at Hawaii.

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