Greenhouse Effect: The effect of GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting increase in world temperatures. The predicted health effects of such long-term climatic change include increased incidence of respiratory, water-borne, and vector-borne diseases.Environment, Controlled: A state in which the environs of hospitals, laboratories, domestic and animal housing, work places, spacecraft, and other surroundings are under technological control with regard to air conditioning, heating, lighting, humidity, ventilation, and other ambient features. The concept includes control of atmospheric composition. (From Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)Carbon Footprint: A measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced by an individual, organization, event, or product. It is measured in units of equivalent kilograms of CARBON DIOXIDE generated in a given time frame.Gardening: Cultivation of PLANTS; (FRUIT; VEGETABLES; MEDICINAL HERBS) on small plots of ground or in containers.Planets: Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.Methane: The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Thermometers: Measuring instruments for determining the temperature of matter. Most thermometers used in the field of medicine are designed for measuring body temperature or for use in the clinical laboratory. (From UMDNS, 1999)Nitrous Oxide: Nitrogen oxide (N2O). A colorless, odorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and analgesic. High concentrations cause a narcotic effect and may replace oxygen, causing death by asphyxia. It is also used as a food aerosol in the preparation of whipping cream.Weather: The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.Electromagnetic Radiation: Waves of oscillating electric and MAGNETIC FIELDS which move at right angles to each other and outward from the source.Short-Wave Therapy: The use of focused short radio waves to produce local hyperthermia in an injured person or diseased body area.Sunlight: Irradiation directly from the sun.Electromagnetic Fields: Fields representing the joint interplay of electric and magnetic forces.Ultraviolet Rays: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum immediately below the visible range and extending into the x-ray frequencies. The longer wavelengths (near-UV or biotic or vital rays) are necessary for the endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic or extravital rays) are viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic and are used as disinfectants.Gentian Violet: A dye that is a mixture of violet rosanilinis with antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.Ice Cover: A thick mass of ICE formed over large regions of land; RIVERS; LAKES; ponds; or SEAWATER.Arctic Regions: The Arctic Ocean and the lands in it and adjacent to it. It includes Point Barrow, Alaska, most of the Franklin District in Canada, two thirds of Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, Lapland, Novaya Zemlya, and Northern Siberia. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p66)Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)BostonSnow: Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Climate Change: Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Global Warming: Increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near the Earth's surface and in the troposphere, which can contribute to changes in global climate patterns.Climatic Processes: Characteristic events occurring in the ATMOSPHERE during the interactions and transformation of various atmospheric components and conditions.Venus: The second planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.Mars: The fourth planet in order from the sun. Its two natural satellites are Deimos and Phobos. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.Carbon Dioxide: A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.Extraterrestrial Environment: The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.Atmosphere: The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Trees: Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Science: The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.Knowledge: The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Gases: The vapor state of matter; nonelastic fluids in which the molecules are in free movement and their mean positions far apart. Gases tend to expand indefinitely, to diffuse and mix readily with other gases, to have definite relations of volume, temperature, and pressure, and to condense or liquefy at low temperatures or under sufficient pressure. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Geological Processes: Events and activities of the Earth and its structures.Solar Energy: Energy transmitted from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation.Electricity: The physical effects involving the presence of electric charges at rest and in motion.Background Radiation: Radiation from sources other than the source of interest. It is due to cosmic rays and natural radioactivity in the environment.Bioelectric Energy Sources: Electric power supply devices which convert biological energy, such as chemical energy of metabolism or mechanical energy of periodic movements, into electrical energy.Moon: The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.Physics: The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Refusal to Participate: Refusal to take part in activities or procedures that are requested or expected of an individual. This may include refusal by HEALTH PERSONNEL to participate in specific medical procedures or refusal by PATIENTS or members of the public to take part in clinical trials or health promotion programs.Nuclear Physics: The study of the characteristics, behavior, and internal structures of the atomic nucleus and its interactions with other nuclei. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Health Physics: The science concerned with problems of radiation protection relevant to reducing or preventing radiation exposure, and the effects of ionizing radiation on humans and their environment.Physical Phenomena: The entities of matter and energy, and the processes, principles, properties, and relationships describing their nature and interactions.Reality Testing: The individual's objective evaluation of the external world and the ability to differentiate adequately between it and the internal world; considered to be a primary ego function.Avena sativa: A plant species of the family POACEAE that is widely cultivated for its edible seeds.Fertilizers: Substances or mixtures that are added to the soil to supply nutrients or to make available nutrients already present in the soil, in order to increase plant growth and productivity.Soil: The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.Charcoal: An amorphous form of carbon prepared from the incomplete combustion of animal or vegetable matter, e.g., wood. The activated form of charcoal is used in the treatment of poisoning. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Ammonium Compounds: Inorganic compounds that include a positively charged tetrahedral nitrogen (ammonium ion) as part of their structure. This class of compounds includes a broad variety of simple ammonium salts and derivatives.No-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level: The highest dosage administered that does not produce toxic effects.Soil Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.

Long-term trend toward earlier breeding in an American bird: a response to global warming? (1/614)

In regions with severe winters, global warming may be expected to cause earlier onset of breeding in most animals, yet no documentation of such a trend exists in North America. In a study of marked individuals of the Mexican jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina) in southeastern Arizona, from 1971 to 1998, the mean Julian date of first clutch in the population declined significantly by 10.1 days. The date of the first nest in the population also became earlier, by 10.8 days. These changes were associated with significant trends toward increased monthly minimum temperatures on the study area, traits that are associated with the onset of breeding in this population. Significant trends from 1971 to 1997 toward warmer minimum temperatures in the months before and during the initiation of breeding were observed. These trends parallel changes in minimum temperatures and community composition in a recent study of grassland ecology in the western United States. Together, they suggest that more attention should be given to the possible ecological importance of global change in minimum temperatures.  (+info)

Volatile anaesthetics and the atmosphere: atmospheric lifetimes and atmospheric effects of halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, desflurane and sevoflurane. (2/614)

The atmospheric lifetimes of the halogenated anaesthetics halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, desflurane and sevoflurane with respect to reaction with the hydroxyl radical (OH.) and UV photolysis have been determined from observations of OH. reaction kinetics and UV absorption spectra. Rate coefficients for the reaction with OH radicals for all halogenated anaesthetics investigated ranged from 0.44 to 2.7 x 10(-14) cm3 molec-1 s-1. Halothane, enflurane and isoflurane showed distinct UV absorption in the range 200-350 nm. In contrast, no absorption in this wavelength range was detected for desflurane or sevoflurane. The total atmospheric lifetimes, as derived from both OH. reactivity and photolysis, were 4.0-21.4 yr. It has been calculated that up to 20% of anaesthetics enter the stratosphere. As a result of chlorine and bromine content, the ozone depletion potential (ODP) relative to chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11 varies between 0 and 1.56, leading to a contribution to the total ozone depletion in the stratosphere of approximately 1% for halothane and 0.02% for enflurane and isoflurane. Estimates of the greenhouse warming potential (GWP) relative to CFC-12 yield values of 0.02-0.14, resulting in a relative contribution to global warming of all volatile anaesthetics of approximately 0.03%. The stratospheric impact of halothane, isoflurane and enflurane and their influence on ozone depletion is of increasing importance because of decreasing chlorofluorocarbons globally. However, the influence of volatile anaesthetics on greenhouse warming is small.  (+info)

Global climate change. (3/614)

Most of the last 100,000 years or longer has been characterized by large, abrupt, regional-to-global climate changes. Agriculture and industry have developed during anomalously stable climatic conditions. New, high-resolution analyses of sediment cores using multiproxy and physically based transfer functions allow increasingly confident interpretation of these past changes as having been caused by "band jumps" between modes of operation of the climate system. Recurrence of such band jumps is possible and might be affected by human activities.  (+info)

Nonglacial rapid climate events: past and future. (4/614)

The paleoclimate record makes it clear that rapid climate shifts of the 20th century are only a subset of possible climate system behavior that might occur in the absence of glacial conditions, and that climatic surprises could be a challenge for society even in the absence of significant greenhouse warming.  (+info)

Sensitivity and rapidity of vegetational response to abrupt climate change. (5/614)

Rapid climate change characterizes numerous terrestrial sediment records during and since the last glaciation. Vegetational response is best expressed in terrestrial records near ecotones, where sensitivity to climate change is greatest, and response times are as short as decades.  (+info)

The potential health impacts of climate variability and change for the United States: executive summary of the report of the health sector of the U.S. National Assessment. (6/614)

We examined the potential impacts of climate variability and change on human health as part of a congressionally mandated study of climate change in the United States. Our author team, comprising experts from academia, government, and the private sector, was selected by the federal interagency U.S. Global Change Research Program, and this report stems from our first 18 months of work. For this assessment we used a set of assumptions and/or projections of future climates developed for all participants in the National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. We identified five categories of health outcomes that are most likely to be affected by climate change because they are associated with weather and/or climate variables: temperature-related morbidity and mortality; health effects of extreme weather events (storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and precipitation extremes); air-pollution-related health effects; water- and foodborne diseases; and vector- and rodent-borne diseases. We concluded that the levels of uncertainty preclude any definitive statement on the direction of potential future change for each of these health outcomes, although we developed some hypotheses. Although we mainly addressed adverse health outcomes, we identified some positive health outcomes, notably reduced cold-weather mortality, which has not been extensively examined. We found that at present most of the U.S. population is protected against adverse health outcomes associated with weather and/or climate, although certain demographic and geographic populations are at increased risk. We concluded that vigilance in the maintenance and improvement of public health systems and their responsiveness to changing climate conditions and to identified vulnerable subpopulations should help to protect the U.S. population from any adverse health outcomes of projected climate change.  (+info)

Molecular analyses of novel methanotrophic communities in forest soil that oxidize atmospheric methane. (7/614)

Forest and other upland soils are important sinks for atmospheric CH(4), consuming 20 to 60 Tg of CH(4) per year. Consumption of atmospheric CH(4) by soil is a microbiological process. However, little is known about the methanotrophic bacterial community in forest soils. We measured vertical profiles of atmospheric CH(4) oxidation rates in a German forest soil and characterized the methanotrophic populations by PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) with primer sets targeting the pmoA gene, coding for the alpha subunit of the particulate methane monooxygenase, and the small-subunit rRNA gene (SSU rDNA) of all life. The forest soil was a sink for atmospheric CH(4) in situ and in vitro at all times. In winter, atmospheric CH(4) was oxidized in a well-defined subsurface soil layer (6 to 14 cm deep), whereas in summer, the complete soil core was active (0 cm to 26 cm deep). The content of total extractable DNA was about 10-fold higher in summer than in winter. It decreased with soil depth (0 to 28 cm deep) from about 40 to 1 microg DNA per g (dry weight) of soil. The PCR product concentration of SSU rDNA of all life was constant both in winter and in summer. However, the PCR product concentration of pmoA changed with depth and season. pmoA was detected only in soil layers with active CH(4) oxidation, i.e., 6 to 16 cm deep in winter and throughout the soil core in summer. The same methanotrophic populations were present in winter and summer. Layers with high CH(4) consumption rates also exhibited more bands of pmoA in DGGE, indicating that high CH(4) oxidation activity was positively correlated with the number of methanotrophic populations present. The pmoA sequences derived from excised DGGE bands were only distantly related to those of known methanotrophs, indicating the existence of unknown methanotrophs involved in atmospheric CH(4) consumption.  (+info)

Economic incentives for rain forest conservation across scales. (8/614)

Globally, tropical deforestation releases 20 to 30% of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Conserving forests could reduce emissions, but the cost-effectiveness of this mechanism for mitigation depends on the associated opportunity costs. We estimated these costs from local, national, and global perspectives using a case study from Madagascar. Conservation generated significant benefits over logging and agriculture locally and globally. Nationally, however, financial benefits from industrial logging were larger than conservation benefits. Such differing economic signals across scales may exacerbate tropical deforestation. The Kyoto Protocol could potentially overcome this obstacle to conservation by creating markets for protection of tropical forests to mitigate climate change.  (+info)

One of the fundamental questions for someone interested in the impact of doubled CO2 is exactly how (1) the greenhouse effect works; and (2) how the enhanced greenhouse effect works. AR4 FAQ 3.1 poses the question: Im going to show their answer to this question in full because the answer does not rise about a…
Although the bulk of photovoltaic devices today are used for purely practical and economic reasons, a potential benefit of photovoltaics is that PV is one of the most environmentally benign of any electricity generating source. The environmental impact of electricity generation, particularly the greenhouse effect, adds an important reason for examining photovoltaics. A brief overview of the greenhouse effect is given below.. The Earths temperature is a result of an equilibrium established between the incoming radiation from the sun and the energy radiated into space by the Earth. The outgoing radiation emitted by the Earth is strongly affected by the presence and composition of the Earths atmosphere. If we had no atmosphere, as on the moon, the average temperature on the Earths surface would be about -18°C. However, a natural background level of 270 ppm carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere absorbs outgoing radiation, thereby keeping this energy in the atmosphere and warming the Earth. The ...
Greenhouses allow gardeners to grow plants in cold weather. This is because the air inside the greenhouse stays warmer than the outside air. Short wavelength radiation from the sun passes through the glass, warming the interior of the greenhouse. The longer-wavelength radiation emitted does not pass through glass and is trapped in the greenhouse. This, along with the lack of mixing between the inside and outside air, keeps the greenhouse consistently warm.. On a larger scale, the greenhouse effect helps keep our planet warm. Short wavelength radiation from the sun passes through the atmosphere, warming the Earth. The longer wavelength energy is then trapped by certain gases called greenhouse gases. The greenhouse gases most responsible are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.. In this experiment, you will use two Temperature Probes to measure and compare the temperatures in model greenhouses under various conditions. In Part I, you will investigate the role of a plastic ...
This 877 word essay is about Greenhouse gases, Climate change, Climate forcing, Atmospheric thermodynamics, Atmosphere, Greenhouse effect. Read the full essay now!
The third assessment report (TAR) prominently featured[124] a graph labeled "Millennial Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstruction" based on a 1999 paper by Michael E. Mann, Raymond S. Bradley and Malcolm K. Hughes (MBH99), which has been referred to as the "hockey stick graph". This graph extended the similar graph in Figure 3.20 from the IPCC Second Assessment Report of 1995, and differed from a schematic in the first assessment report that lacked temperature units, but appeared to depict larger global temperature variations over the past 1000 years, and higher temperatures during the Medieval Warm Period than the mid 20th century. The schematic was not an actual plot of data, and was based on a diagram of temperatures in central England, with temperatures increased on the basis of documentary evidence of Medieval vineyards in England. Even with this increase, the maximum it showed for the Medieval Warm Period did not reach temperatures recorded in central England in 2007.[123] The MBH99 ...
Greenhouse Effect 1The Greenhouse EffectGreenhouse Effect 2When one starts a car or burns wood, the last thought on their mind is the consequences to these actions. Unfortunately, the daily dangers to earth are not widely know. Due to the constant chan...
The greenhouse effect is fundamental physics. People who cant accept that fact, make it more difficult for skeptics to get their message out. Dont do that.
The greenhouse effect is fundamental physics. People who cant accept that fact, make it more difficult for skeptics to get their message out. Dont do that.
Factory Dairy Farms Have Excessive Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carcinogen Emissions Due to Long Trucking Distances for Forage Crop and Waste Transport Factory dairy farms have extremely high greenhouse gas emissions and carcinogen emissions due to several energy use factors. The magnitude of these emissions are such that any greenhouse gas emissions reductions that might…
The anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Brazil were until recently dominated by those derived from deforestation (LULUCF), principally biomass burning in the Amazon region. However, since 2004 such emissions have been greatly reduced such that at the 2010 inventory compared to that of 2005 estimates of total GHG emissions were reduced from 2,730 Tg to 1,260 Tg CO2eq, a reduction of 54% in 5 years. This reduction in the LULUCF sector has brought into focus the large emissions in the agriculture sector, which is now the largest, somewhat more than those from LULUCF and the energy generation/transport sectors. Within the agriculture sector, only emissions of nitrous oxide and methane are counted. The largest single emission, which constitutes approximately 60% of all the agriculture sector emissions, is enteric methane from Brazils national herd of approximately 200 million cattle. There is an ongoing effort in Brazil to estimate these emissions more accurately as in contrast to almost ...
The outcome of the summit was an agreement adopted by the states parties that called for a large "Green Climate Fund", and a "Climate Technology Centre" and network. It looked forward to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol. The agreement recognizes that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet, which needs to be urgently addressed by all parties. It affirms that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and that all parties must share a vision for long-term cooperative action in order to achieve the objective of the Convention, including the achievement of a global goal. It recognizes that warming of the climate system is scientifically verified and that most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid twentieth century are very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations, as assessed by the IPCC in its Fourth Assessment Report. The ...
Arrhenius was referring to a potential modification of what we now call the greenhouse effect. Shortwave solar radiation can pass through the clear atmosphere relatively unimpeded, but longwave infrared radiation emitted by the warm surface of the Earth is absorbed partially and then re-emitted by a number of trace gases-particularly water vapor and carbon dioxide-in the cooler atmosphere above. Because, on average, the outgoing infrared radiation balances the incoming solar radiation, both the atmosphere and the surface will be warmer than they would be without the greenhouse gases. One should distinguish between the "natural" and a possible "enhanced" greenhouse effect. The natural greenhouse effect causes the mean temperature of the Earths surface to be about 33 degrees C warmer than it would be if natural greenhouse gases were not present. ...
The title here should strike a familiar theme for most readers. Climate forcings do not just include CO2 (other greenhouse gases, aerosols, land use, the sun, the orbit and volcanoes all contribute), and the impact of human emissions often has non-climatic effects on biology and ecosystems. First up last week was a call from Michael Prather and colleagues that the production of a previously neglected greenhouse gas (NF3) was increasing and could become a significant radiative forcing. This paper was basically an update of calculations done for the IPCC combined with new information about the production of this non-Kyoto gas.. Most of the media stories that picked this up focused on the use of this gas in a particular manufacturing process - flat screen TVs. Thus the headlines almost all read something like "Flat-screen TVs cause global warming"! (see here, here, here etc.). Unfortunately, very few of the headline writers read the small print.. NF3 is indeed a more powerful greenhouse gas than ...
We see a dip in the emission curve in a band around 15 mu m emitted at a temperature 220 K from a height of a bit less than 20 km, while outside the band the radiation is emitted from the Earth surface at about 270 K. The dip comes from the "greenhouse gases" (mainly water vapour and some CO2) which absorb radiation from the Earth surface emitted at 270 say and and re-emitting less radiation at 220 K and thus acting as a "warming blanket" causing the "radiative forcing" of the "greenhouse effect". The idea is that the "greenhouse effect" corresponds to the area of the dip shows the "greenhouse effect" as a combined effect of water vapor and ...
Scientists who research thermal radiation in the Earths atmosphere are confident that we have a very detailed and accurate understanding of the nature of the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide (CO2), including the impact of rising CO2 levels. Recently I participated in a study that provided the first direct observation at the surface of the Earths increased greenhouse effect due to rising CO2 levels. This represents an important milestone in the detection of the increased greenhouse effect due to fossil fuel emissions.. ...
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a method for the reduction of global warming resulting from the greenhouse effect, and in particular to a method which involves the seeding of the earths stratosphere with Welsbach-like materials. Global warming has been a great concern of many environmental scientists. Scientists believe that the greenhouse effect is responsible for global warming. Greatly increased amounts of heat-trapping gases have been generated since the Industrial Revolution. These gases, such as CO.sub.2, CFC, and methane, accumulate in the atmosphere and allow sunlight to stream in freely but block heat from escaping (greenhouse effect). These gases are relatively transparent to sunshine but absorb strongly the long-wavelength infrared radiation released by the earth. Most current approaches to reduce global warming are to restrict the release of various greenhouse gases, such as CO.sub.2, CFC, and methane. These imply the need to establish new regulations and the ...
A natural system known as the greenhouse effect regulates the temperature on Earth. Human activities have the potential to disrupt the balance of this system by increasing the amount of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere which enhances the warming capability of the natural greenhouse effect. It is the human-induced enhanced greenhouse effect that causes environmental concern. It has the potential to warm the planet at a rate that has never been experienced in human history ...
Nevertheless, we can provide some information on the time-scale for detection by using the unprecedented change concept mentioned briefly in Section 8.14. This should provide an upper bound to the time of detection since more sophisticated methods should produce earlier results. We take a conservative view as a starting point namely that the magnitude of natural variability is such that all of the warming of the past century could be attributed to this cause. (Note that this is not the same as denying the existence of an enhanced greenhouse effect. With such a noise level the past warming could be explained as a 1°C greenhouse effect offset by 0.5°C natural variability.) We then assume, again somewhat arbitrarily that a further 0.5°C warming (i.e., a total warming of 1°C since the late nineteenth century) is required before we could say with high confidence, that the only possible explanation would be that the enhanced greenhouse effect was as strong as predicted by climate models. Given the ...
Carbon dioxide, the famous and vital to life gas, is also an important greenhouse gas. Since the combustion of fuels leads to the production of carbon dioxide it had to be expected that since the industrial revolution the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was to be rapidly increased.. When the consequences and the causes of the greenhouse effect were understood, serious efforts were made by the global community to reduce the greenhouse gases production and CO2 among them. The Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, commits State Parties, also EU among them, to reduce the greenhouse gases by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. The first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012 and had as goal an average 5% reduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, whereas during the second commitment period (2013-2020) the parties committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at ...
The EPA, politicians, news media and other opinion makers rely heavily on the assertions by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that increased CO2 emissions cause global warming. The United Nations established the IPCC not to investigate global warming but to find a human cause for global warming. IPCC rules require all assertions in its assessment reports to be based on published papers in refereed scientific journals. That procedure was flagrantly violated in its Fourth Assessment Report. That report listed the World Wildlife Fund as the source for sixteen of its assertions, including that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. The WWF is an environmental advocacy group with no refereed journal but a well-deserved reputation for exaggerated, unsupported claims. The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report also cited a Greenpeace report, a mountaineering magazine and a student paper as sources. Obviously, the IPCC would not be using these unscientific sources if it ...
The present study focused on the East Asia, especially China for the past few decades to investigate (1) relationship between the change in human activities such as economy and industry and the change in emissions of a anthropogenic gasses and aerosols, and (2) the influence of the emitted gases and aerosols on the climate change and air pollution.. The macroanalysis of economy was performed as planned. The economic development in the East Asian countries led by the industrialization brought increases in energy consumption and emissions of CO2, SO2 and others. However, SO2 emission has not increased so much as expected. The emission density of CO2 has not increased or has decreased due to an improvement of energy efficiency.. The emission inventory was developed according to the initial plan, which includes anthropogenic greenhouse gases, aerosols, and precursors of aerosols for the period, 1980-2003. Figure 1, for example, shows the changes in the amount of the emission of SO2, NOx, and Black ...
At the end of November, governments will come together in Paris to hammer out agreements for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Under the KP, there are two greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions offsetting
... assesses the options for mitigating climate change and their underlying technological, economic and institutional requirements. It transparently lays out risks, uncertainty and ethical foundations of climate change mitigation policies on the global, national and sub-national level, investigates mitigation measures for all major sectors and assesses investment and finance issues.
By the end of this century, natural methane (CH4) emissions from wetlands are projected to increase by up to 80%, compared with the beginning of the century, if no concrete actions are taken to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, a JRC led study finds.
Why? Because plant-based proteins take fewer resources-energy, water, fuel-to produce than animal-based proteins. Its no secret that conventional (factory farmed) dairy production is not easy on the environment. The global dairy sector contributes 4% to the total global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.4 Whey is a byproduct of the dairy industry, which uses more water, energy and fuel to produce than plant-based proteins-while emitting more greenhouse gases.. Because Vega Sport Performance Protein is more than just a protein (hello performance ingredients!), has a very comparable amino acid profile to whey, is clean, plant-based and more sustainable to whey, why not give it a try? Try Vega Sport Performance Protein now to recover faster, train again sooner and perform better.. Try this! A protein-packed taste of the tropics, this Vega Sport Pineapple Mango Smoothie is the perfect recovery after a hot run or bike ride.. ...
v. Dermal Tissue Forms outermost layer of a plant. Sara K. Create marketing content that resonates with Prezi Video Lesson 0 Minds on Climate Change Climate Change 2014 Articles Presentation - Present on Thursday, May 22, 2014 Lesson 1 - Weather Climate and Suns Power Handout Lesson 1 - Weather Climate and Suns Power PowerPoint Lesson 2 - Evidence of Climate Change - Reading Guide Lesson 3 - Greenhouse Effect Handout Lesson 3 - Greenhouse Effect PowerPoint Lesson 4… snc2d_01_08r_human_organ_systems_review. Animal cells are typically large, specialized eukaryotic cells - they contain a nucleus and numerous organelles. 0 ★ / 5 Plant Structure & Function Plants Perform photosynthesis to make their own food (glucose). Which of the following is a function of the respiratory system? gas exchange absorption of nutrients transport of oxygen Please take the quiz to rate it. On the outside of the frogs head are two external nares, or nostrils; two tympani, or … Continue reading Frog Dissection ...
Carbon geosequestration (CGS) has been identified as a key technology to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and thus significantly mitigate climate change. In CGS, CO2 is captured from large point-source emitters (e.g., coal fired power stations), purified, and injected deep underground into geological formations for disposal. However, the CO2 has a lower density than the resident formation brine and thus migrates upward due to buoyancy forces. To prevent the CO2 from leaking back to the surface, four trapping mechanisms are used: (1) structural trapping (where a tight caprock acts as a seal barrier through which the CO2 cannot percolate), (2) residual trapping (where the CO2 plume is split into many micrometer-sized bubbles, which are immobilized by capillary forces in the pore network of the rock), (3) dissolution trapping (where CO2 dissolves in the formation brine and sinks deep into the reservoir due to a slight increase in brine density), and (4) mineral trapping (where the CO2 ...
With the defeat of the Democrats climate legislation in the filibuster-ruled Senate this year, that would have capped pollutants and reduced them annually, President Obama is today transferring to the EPA the regulation of greenhouse gases from refineries and coal plants that emit more than 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases, as promised.. In a statement today noting that these sources collectively contribute up to 40% of US greenhouse gas pollution, EPA chief Lisa Jackson said, "We are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution that threatens the health and welfare of Americans and contributes to climate change.". The US Environmental Protection Agency is issuing the final series of actions that will ensure that the largest industrial facilities must have annually declining Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gas emissions beginning in January 2011. These actions are part of EPAs common sense approach to permitting ...
Incidentally, we have a convenient phenomenon that contributes to our survival. Doubling the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere will not double the temperature rise, small though it is. The basic principle of whats known as the "greenhouse effect" is quite simple: in a glass-enclosed environment, sunlight enters through the glass and strikes a surface, where it is transformed into longer infrared rays which do not easily reflect back through the glass; theyre trapped. and raise the temperature. However, the greenhouse effect as applied to our planet is more complicated. The infrared rays that are reflected back from the Earth are trapped by the greenhouse gases, water vapor and CO2 -- a process that warms those gases and heats the Earth. This effect makes Earth habitable, preventing extremes of temperature. The limit of the influence of CO2 is dictated, not by the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but by the amount of solar radiation reflected back from the Earth. Once all the ...
1] The impact of extreme sea ice initial conditions on modelled climate is analysed for a fully coupled atmosphere ocean sea ice general circulation model, the Hadley Centre climate model HadCM3. A control run is chosen as reference experiment with greenhouse gas concentration fixed at preindustrial conditions. Sensitivity experiments show an almost complete recovery from total removal or strong increase of sea ice after four years. Thus, uncertainties in initial sea ice conditions seem to be unimportant for climate modelling on decadal or longer time scales. When the initial conditions of the ocean mixed layer were adjusted to ice- free conditions, a few substantial differences remained for more than 15 model years. But these differences are clearly smaller than the uncertainty of the HadCM3 run and all the other 19 IPCC fourth assessment report climate model preindustrial runs. It is an important task to improve climate models in simulating the past sea ice variability to enable them to make ...
The Earth Institute at Columbia University, by Andrea Thompson and Ker Than. Our planet and its inhabitants - including we humans - are in a precarious position as we celebrate Earth Day, April 22.. While global warming is widely accepted as a reality by scientists and many governments and industrial leaders, progress to curb greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution remains limited. The current economic climate will likely make pollution control efforts more difficult, analysts say.. Recent studies, as well as the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have pointed to some of the likely effects of uncurbed greenhouse gas emissions: rising global temperatures, rising sea levels, Arctic sea ice melt, the disappear of glaciers, epic floods in some areas and intense drought in others.. These effects are intensified when combined with other forms of pollution the worlds rising population.. Humans will face widespread water shortages. Famine and disease will ...
Researchers in Japan have engineered a membrane with advanced features capable of removing harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Their findings, published in the British journal Nature Communications, may one day contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner skies.. Greenhouse gases, originating from industrial processes and the burning of fossil fuels, blanket the earth and are the culprits behind current global warming woes. The most abundant among them is carbon dioxide, which made up 84% of the United States greenhouse gases in 2012, and can linger in Earths atmosphere for up to thousands of years.. Countries all over the world are looking to reduce their carbon dioxide footprint. However, carbon dioxide is essentially a waste product with little immediate commercial value and large treatment costs. Therefore, new low-cost technologies are sorely needed to incentivize greenhouse gas capture by industry.. Easan Sivaniah - an associate professor at Kyoto Universitys ...
The effect of ventilation rate (VR) on ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from co-composting dead hens mixed with hen manure was quantified. Three VR levels of 0.9, 0.7, and 0.5 m3 h-1 were evaluated. Gaseous concentrations were measured using a multi-gas infrared photoacoustic analyzer, VR was measured with flowmeters, and the gas emission rate was computed from the VR and gas concentration. Decomposition of the carcasses over the 11-week composting period was greater than 88%. VR was found to significantly affect NH3, CO2, and CH4 emissions (p | 0.05). Specifically, cumulative emissions per kg of initial matter for VR of 0.9, 0.7, and 0.5 m3 h-1 were, respectively, 2.4, 2.0, and 1.2 g NH3; 78, 66, and 42 g CO2; 120, 90, and 52 mg CH4; and 6.4, 6.1, and 5.1 mg N2O. Hence, the study results suggest that the ventilation rate can be adjusted to reduce NH3 and GHG emissions from animal mortality compositing.
The contribution of agriculture to New Zealands total greenhouse gas emissions is significant - over 50%, compared to the global average of 14%. In 2004 livestock contributed 90% of methane emissions and over 95% of nitrous oxide. Since 1990 New Zealands agricultural emissions have grown by about 1% each year.. As agriculture changed from sheep-dominated to mixed farming - with intensive dairy farming increasing since the 1980s - its role in New Zealands greenhouse gas emissions has become significant. In 2004, carbon dioxide comprised nearly half of New Zealands total greenhouse gas emissions, but subtracting the carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere through activities such as forestry, reduces it to a net 19%. The major net contributors were methane (54%), and nitrous oxide (26%). Nitrous oxide emissions have grown with the increasing use of nitrogen fertilisers in farming.. Methane, a by-product of animal rumination (released in sheep and cow burps), is still of concern, with outputs ...
Much of the media discussion about last weeks Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change centred on the slowdown in the rate of rise of Global Mean Temperature. This was held up by sceptics as evidence that climate models were unreliable. While preparing for a forthcoming conference, I re-plotted the data for…
The average surface temperature of Mars could be raised by producing greenhouse gases (chloro-fluoro-carbons, or CFCs) out of minerals available in the regolith (dirt). If sufficient CFCs were released to raise average surface temperature by 25 C (45 F), carbon dioxide frozen in the polar caps and regolith would thaw to a gas and enter the atmosphere triggering a runaway greenhouse effect. As carbon dioxide entered the atmosphere, pressure would rise and more of the sun s heat would be captured, thawing even more of the gas. Current estimates suggest enough carbon dioxide may be present to increase atmospheric pressure to 2,000 mbar, and raise average surface temperature above freezing. Should this happen, water vapor would make a significant contribution to the greenhouse effect and establish an active hydrological cycle ...
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Carbon in the Earths atmosphere exists in two main forms: carbon dioxide and methane. Both of these gases absorb and retain heat in the atmosphere and are partially responsible for the greenhouse effect.[3] Methane produces a larger greenhouse effect per volume as compared to carbon dioxide, but it exists in much lower concentrations and is more short-lived than carbon dioxide, making carbon dioxide the more important greenhouse gas of the two.[8]. Carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere primarily through photosynthesis and enters the terrestrial and oceanic biospheres. Carbon dioxide also dissolves directly from the atmosphere into bodies of water (ocean, lakes, etc.), as well as dissolving in precipitation as raindrops fall through the atmosphere. When dissolved in water, carbon dioxide reacts with water molecules and forms carbonic acid, which contributes to ocean acidity. It can then be absorbed by rocks through weathering. It also can acidify other surfaces it touches or be washed ...
It always helps to have some background scientific knowledge on climate change - it makes it easier to sort credibility and call peoples bluffs. I thought Id give a brief explanation of the Earths energy balance, something that confused me for a long time. All substances can absorb a certain amount of radiation - they must…
QuickLink: Greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater higher than thought -- ScienceDaily - The worlds rivers and streams pump about 10 times more methane into our atmosphere than scientists estimated in previous studies, new research shows. Like carbon dioxide, methane is a greenhouse gas that traps heat at Earths surface. It is less prevalent than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere but also more potent: A molecule of methane results in more warming than a molecule of carbon dioxide.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an essential aspect of responsible resource development. Canada currently emits more than 700 megatonnes of greenhouse gasses (CO2, CH4 and N2O) per year and has made a bold commitment of reducing emission to 524 megatonnes per year.. Our national energy challenge to dramatically reduce GHG emissions while meeting ever-increasing energy demands.. University of Alberta researchers in the field of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), are exploring ways to store CO2 safely, investigating how CO2 can be used as a tool for unconventional oil recovery, and converting CO2 into valuable chemical precursors.. One option being explored is converting CO2 into more valuable products, helping in economic diversification Researchers at the U of A are developing materials that purify CO2 using as little energy as possible-or convert it into carbon monoxide to produce high-value chemicals.. Another major research area is enhanced oil recovery, where refined CO2 is used ...
Yesterday was a historic day. Despite Saudi Arabias attempts to block the agreement, most of the rules first outlined in the Marrakech Accords of 2001 were approved in Montréal. What this means is that the Kyoto Protocol now has a rule book that
Article Laser gas detector systems for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring. Two types of portable laser based gas detector for measuring emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from oil and gas operations are describe...
Greenhouse gases are gases that retain heat in the atmosphere. This created something called the greenhouse effect. It is normal function of our Earth. There are naturally occurring greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere like carbon dioxide. This happens through normal and natural processes and human activities. You might be surprised to find out that there are more greenhouse gases than all that carbon dioxide stuff youve been hearing about. There are some greenhouse gases that are only emitted by human activities such as fluorinated gases.. Greenhouse gases that release into the atmosphere due to human induced exploits include:. Carbon Dioxide (CO2): The most well known of the greenhouse gases, youve typically heard about carbon dioxide from a Greenpeace advocate, the weatherman, or on from some liberal news anchor. Whatever your thoughts are on climate change, science clearly tells us that carbon dioxide goes into our atmosphere from the process of burning fossil fuels. The main fossil ...
Estimates of uncertainties are essential when comparing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a variety of sources. Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) was applied to estimate the uncertainties in methane emissions and the methane emission intensities from livestock in Canada, calculated using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methodology. National methane emissions from enteric fermentation and manure management in 2008 were 21·2 and 4·3 Teragram CO2 equivalents (Tg CO2e) with uncertainties of 38 and 73%, respectively. The methane emission intensities (kg of CO2e per kg of live animal weight) were 5·9, 0·9 and 4·9 from Canadian beef, swine and lamb, respectively, with overall uncertainties of 44, 99 and 101%, defined as the 95% confidence interval relative to the mean. A sensitivity analysis demonstrated that IPCC default parameters such as the methane conversion rate (Y m), the coefficient for calculating net energy for maintenance (Cf i ) and the methane conversion factor ...
Tom Dueck, of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, says his teams independent investigations are the first published results to show that plants methane emissions are negligible or zero. That means their contribution to the global methane budget, and potentially to climate change, simply isnt worth worrying about ...
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report stressed the need for the comprehensive and innovative evaluation of climate models with newly available global observations. The traditional approach to climate model evaluation, which is the comparison of a single parameter at a time, identifies symptomatic model biases and errors but fails to diagnose the model problems. The model diagnosis process requires physics-based multi-variable comparisons, which typically involve large-volume and heterogeneous datasets, and computationally demanding and data-intensive operations. We propose to develop a computationally efficient information system to enable the physics-based multi-variable model performance evaluations and diagnoses through the comprehensive and synergistic use of multiple observational data, reanalysis data, and model outputs. Satellite observations have been widely used in model-data inter-comparisons and model evaluation studies. These studies ...
Planetary scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have tracked down a rare molecule in the atmospheres of both Mars and Venus. The molecule, an exotic form of carbon dioxide, could affect the way the greenhouse mechanism works on Venus.
Melbourne: Monday 8 October, 2018: Latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings released today are further confirmation that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is essential to mitigating climate change.. Welcoming the release of the IPCCs Special Report of 1.5 Degrees, the world authority on CCS, the Global CCS Institute, said 2 degrees, let alone 1.5 degrees, cannot be met without CCS and the best climate science available was continuing to support that fact.. Global CCS Institute CEO, Brad Page, said as the world veered off-track in meeting international climate change commitments, it was pressingly apparent that CCS was an essential part of the arsenal of clean technologies needed to combat climate change.. "The IPCCs report reconfirms the role which carbon capture and technology must play in beating climate change, and the fact that all technologies are necessary.. "As the IPCC has acknowledged, the extreme weather events witnessed around the world over the past few ...
Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane trap heat in Earths atmosphere through the greenhouse effect. Many human activities add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, particularly the burning of fossil fuels. The more of these gases exist in the atmosphere, the more heat is trapped. This contributes to global warming ...
Natural greenhouse effect[edit]. Diagram showing the energy budget of Earth's atmosphere, which includes the greenhouse effect ... See also: Greenhouse effect. The major atmospheric gases (oxygen and nitrogen) are transparent to incoming sunlight but are ... This supplemental heating is the natural greenhouse effect.[15] It is as if the Earth is covered by a blanket that allows high ... Fleming, James R. (1999). "Joseph Fourier, the 'greenhouse effect', and the quest for a universal theory of terrestrial ...
See also: Greenhouse Effect. Humidity affects the energy budget and thereby influences temperatures in two major ways. First, ... This selective absorption causes the greenhouse effect. It raises the surface temperature substantially above its theoretical ... "Comparing the Greenhouse Effect on Earth, Mars, Venus, and Titan: Present Day and through Time" (PDF).. ... Effects[edit]. Animal and plant life[edit]. Humidity is one of the fundamental abiotic factors that defines any habitat, and is ...
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  • The runaway greenhouse effect is often formulated with water vapor as the condensable species. (wikipedia.org)
  • The physics relevant to the, later-termed, runaway greenhouse effect was explored by Makoto Komabayashi at Nagoya university. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the planet is assumed to be in radiative equilibrium , then the runaway greenhouse state is calculated as the equilibrium state at which water cannot exist in liquid form. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though water plays a major role in the process, the runaway greenhouse effect is not a result of water vapor feedback . (wikipedia.org)
  • Assuming radiative equilibrium, runaway greenhouse limits on outgoing longwave radiation correspond to limits on the increase in stellar flux received by a planet to trigger the runaway greenhouse effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his Storms of My Grandchildren he says that burning coal and mining shale oil will result in runaway greenhouse on Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most scientists believe that a runaway greenhouse effect is actually inevitable in the long term as the Sun gradually gets bigger and hotter as it ages. (wikipedia.org)
  • Results and Testing the Theory - runaway greenhouse effect. (coursehero.com)
  • Anthropogenic greenhouse effect reduces the energy flux from radiation. (notrickszone.com)
  • This value is reduced somewhat by the higher anthropogenic greenhouse effect. (notrickszone.com)
  • While some of this infrared light continues on into space, the vast majority-indeed, some 90 percent -gets absorbed by atmospheric gases, known as greenhouse gases, and redirected back toward the earth, causing further warming. (nrdc.org)
  • Every three to five years the soil in the greenhouse must be left dormant or planted with a cover crop to replenish the soil nutrients that have been depleted through successive plantings. (gardenguides.com)
  • 1. Short-term Effects of Tillage Practices and Crop Residue Exportation on Soil Organic Matter and Earthworm Communities in Silt Loam Arable Soil 2. (barnesandnoble.com)
  • Soil Carbon Dynamics as Affected by Land-use Changes from Minesoil to Bioenergy Crop Production 5. (barnesandnoble.com)
  • The selected crop was sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor L. Moench), the development and production of which was evaluated during two complete growing cycles under greenhouse conditions. (mdpi.com)
  • The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a summer catch crop and reduced N application rates on N leaching and vegetable crop yields. (springer.com)
  • During a 2-year period, sweet corn as an N catch crop was planted between vegetable crops in the summer season under 5 N fertilizer treatments (0, 348, 522, 696, and 870 kg ha −1 ) in greenhouse vegetable production systems in Tai Lake region, southern China. (springer.com)
  • Reducing the amount of N fertilizer and using catch crop during summer fallow season reduced total N leaching loss by 50 and 73%, respectively, without any negative effect on vegetable yields. (springer.com)
  • Askegaard M, Olesen JE, Kristensen K (2005) Nitrate leaching from organic arable crop rotations: effects of location, manure and catch crop. (springer.com)
  • Greenhouses require optimum combination of solar radiation, heating, cooling and ventilation to produce a quality crop within a predictable and repeatable time schedule. (ishs.org)
  • In this paper we present experimental results from the cultivation of lettuce and Eruca sativa under the weather conditions in the south-west of Peloponnese, Greece, to study the crop growing, affected by the shading from the installation of PV panels on the greenhouse roof. (ishs.org)
  • The results confirmed that salt stress applied to soilless-grown strawberry during the generative phase did not affect crop yield but improved quality of the fruits. (ishs.org)
  • A change in almost any aspect of clouds, such as their type, location, water content, cloud altitude, particle size and shape, or lifetimes, affects the degree to which clouds warm or cool the Earth. (climateaudit.org)
  • On Earth, human activities are changing the natural greenhouse. (nasa.gov)
  • In particular, how it works and how it affects the Earth. (coursera.org)
  • So the greenhouse gases make the Earth warmer - like a blanket conserving body heat - and voila , you have global warming. (skepticalscience.com)
  • Greenhouse gases slow down the rate of heat-loss from the surface of the Earth, like a blanket that slows down the rate at which your body loses heat. (skepticalscience.com)
  • If a greenhouse effect is not performed then the Earth will not be warm enough for the human being to live there. (hubpages.com)
  • compounds of greenhouse gases in different parts of the earth. (coursera.org)
  • Beaker 1 will represent the Earth without the additional greenhouse gases. (calacademy.org)
  • Simply put, without greenhouse gases, or the greenhouse effect, Earth would be a frozen planet, incapable of sustaining life as we know it. (ossfoundation.us)
  • This is a natural effect and without it, Earth would be 33 deg C cooler and most plants and animals would not be able to survive. (informaction.org)
  • burning releases carbon that has been stored in the Earth for millions of years, producing CO2 and hence contributing to the greenhouse effect. (writework.com)
  • Greenhouse theory would even require that the backradiation from the earth to the sun warms the sun by a small (if practically imperceptible) amount. (blogspot.com)
  • But greenhouse gas, not having an energy source, can not provide this work nor can the earth provide work to the sun. (blogspot.com)
  • 1:1 kaolin clays (Thiele Kaolin Co.) in powder form, and diatomaceous earth (Diatomite, Eagle Picher Minerals, Inc.). Three of the calcined materials, Terra Green montmorillonite and Attasorb attapulgite (which had high PO[subscript]4-sorption based on isotherms), and diatomaceous earth (which had negligible PO[subscript]4-sorption) were evaluated as components of soilless root media in two separate greenhouse experiments. (k-state.edu)
  • On the other hand if the greenhouse effect becomes stronger than it should be, Earth will become warmer than usual. (studymode.com)
  • If my inference is correct, how does this affect the response of the Earth to changes in CO2 concentration? (stackexchange.com)
  • I'm not being cheeky with the "physics grad", assume I know, or can learn, any of the relevant physical or mathematical relationships required to understand the relationship between greenhouse gas concentrations and the heat transfer properties of the Earth. (stackexchange.com)
  • begingroup$ @Danu maybe, but my point is really about how someone who knows some physics could/should understand the greenhouse effect, not necessarily someone more specialized in earth science as a topic. (stackexchange.com)
  • Informal lesson deals with El Nino and its effects for our earth. (merlot.org)
  • David Nuyttens of the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) and a team of research scientists investigated the effect of spray application technique on the spray deposition in ivy pot plants grown on hanging shelves in greenhouses. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Term "Greenhouse Effect" was first used by atmospheric scientists in the early 1800s. (studymode.com)
  • Nobody can tell for sure why, maybe it is a natural process, but a lot of scientists suspect that it is a consequence of the human act, in other words increased percentage of greenhouse gases produced in industrial chemical reactions that started since the Industrial Revolution. (studymode.com)
  • and a few contrary-minded scientists had always argued that the possibility of a nasty greenhouse effect was too uncertain to justify spending. (holmegaardresource.com)
  • 0.001) with feeding EN, and urinary urea concentration tended to be lower ( = 0.078) for EN versus Control. (nih.gov)
  • Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect comprises technical papers from a Soil Science Society symposium in 1998. (ecosystemmarketplace.com)
  • This greenhouse study was carried out to examine effects of co-composted biochar on oat ( Avena sativa L.) yield in both sandy and loamy soil. (mdpi.com)
  • Many studies on biochar effects in different soil substrates have been scientifically examined during the last decade, the majority thereof proving positive effects on plant growth and soil properties [ 1 , 2 , 3 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • This project aimed to investigate the effect on greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by soil, following the application of bio-solid wastes to the soil's surface. (opalexplorenature.org)
  • Chemical and physical properties of the applied samples include several factors that may affect the emitted gases after their application on soil. (opalexplorenature.org)
  • The N sources were applied to supply 100 mg N per greenhouse pot, each pot containing 2.5 Kg of soil on an oven-dry basis. (teraganix.com)
  • Leaf endophytes were not affected by cropping regime but bacterial and fungal community structures in bulk and rhizosphere soil as well as fungal community structures in roots. (frontiersin.org)
  • The number of negative inter-domain correlations between fungi and bacteria decreased in bulk and rhizosphere soil in intercropping regimes compared to monocultures due to beneficial effects. (frontiersin.org)
  • The greenhouse gases, discovery of greenhouse effect, its concept, mechanism, sources as well as importance is discussed in a very authentic manner. (hubpages.com)
  • The greenhouse effect is the process, or mechanism, by which greenhouse gases interfere with the direct radiation of heat energy leaving the surface of the planet. (ossfoundation.us)
  • The mechanism is named after the effect of solar radiation passing through glass and warming a greenhouse, but the way it retains heat is fundamentally different as a greenhouse works by reducing airflow, isolating the warm air inside the structure so that heat is not lost by convection. (studymode.com)
  • This highly simplified picture of the basic mechanism needs to be qualified in a number of ways, none of which affect the fundamental process. (studymode.com)
  • The existence of the greenhouse effect was argued for by Joseph Fourier in 1824. (wikipedia.org)
  • It demonstrates the existence of the greenhouse effect…not its magnitude. (drroyspencer.com)