greenhouse effect

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Synonyms for greenhouse effect

warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere

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In a 1971 paper, Sagan suggested that vaporizing the northern polar ice caps would "yield ~10 s g cm-2 of atmosphere over the planet, higher global temperatures through the greenhouse effect, and a greatly increased likelihood of liquid water."
The report was written by members of Shell's Greenhouse Effect Working Group and was based on a 1986 study, though the document reveals that Shell had commissioned "greenhouse effect" reports as early as 1981.
Using a recently developed saturation-level concept, we demonstrate that the signs of the greenhouse effect and radiative forcing are fundamentally dependent on vertical absorptivity and temperature profiles and will thus vary with wave number as well as seasonally.
- Awareness: Public awareness to check GHGs emissions can help reducing the greenhouse effect and decreasing temperature.
Sometimes, the emitted energy continues out into space; other times, it returns to the surface, creating warming called the greenhouse effect.
Research shows that students commonly merge features of the greenhouse effect with those of the ozone layer (Boon, 2009; Gautier, Deutsch & Rebich, 2006; Hansen, 2010; Kilinc, Stanisstreet & Boyes, 2008; Lambert, Lindgren & Bleicher, 2012; Punter, Ochando-Pardo & Garcia, 2011).
"Even though the Arctic region has a relatively small greenhouse effect, the effect of the melted ice combined with greater transports of heat from the south are more than enough to make up for this modest 'local' greenhouse warming," he added.
Since a weaker sun won't save us, it looks like we're on our own when it comes to finding a way to blunt the greenhouse effect.
The reason is Mars' atmosphere is too thin and dry to produce as strong a greenhouse effect as Earth's, even when you double its carbon-dioxide content.
As it has become well known, global warming has been linked to the greenhouse effect resulting from fuel and energy used in industry, as well as from deforestation and the use of deforested areas for agriculture and grazing, and also from raising cattle necessary for food production.
He's the man who will analyse footages of the past to deduce how we were all stupid enough to heighten greenhouse effect, in turn causing fatal climate changes.
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Soil carbon sequestration and the greenhouse effect, 2d ed.
MANY people I meet still do not understand what climate change and, more specifically, the greenhouse effect is all about.
Since methane is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect went into high gear.