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Primer on greenhouse gases

by Donald J. Wuebbles

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Published by Lewis Publishers in Chelsea, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.,
  • Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Atmospheric chemistry.,
  • Climatology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-211) and index.

    StatementDonald J. Wuebbles, Jae Edmonds.
    ContributionsEdmonds, Jae.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC912.3 .W84 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 230 :
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2028479M
    ISBN 100873712226
    LC Control Number91004621

    Greenhouse gases reflect heat radiation that the Earth emits, and stop it from being lost into space. This makes the Earth hotter than it would be without greenhouse is called the "greenhouse effect".Most greenhouse gases are natural - water vapor is the most common, and causes most of the greenhouse effect on Earth. Other greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide. Of the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO 2) is the most prominent. Sources of atmospheric CO 2 include volcanoes, the combustion and decay of organic matter, respiration by aerobic (oxygen-using) organisms, and the burning of fossil fuels, clearing of land, and production of cement by humans.

      Greenhouse Gases and the Greenhouse Effect Greenhouse gases are certain gases in the atmosphere (water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, for example) that trap energy from the sun. Without these gases, heat would escape back into space and Earth’s average temperature would be about 60º F colder.   Greenhouse gases are gases that can trap heat. They get their name from greenhouses. A greenhouse is full of windows that let in sunlight. That sunlight creates warmth. The big trick of a greenhouse is that it doesn’t let that warmth escape. That’s exactly how greenhouse gases act.

    The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without this atmosphere.. Radiatively active gases (i.e., greenhouse gases) in a planet's atmosphere radiate energy in all of this radiation is directed towards the surface, warming it. The greenhouse effect is a warming of Earth’s surface and the air above it. It is caused by gases in the air that trap energy from the sun. These heat-trapping gases are called greenhouse gases. The most common greenhouse gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane. Without the greenhouse effect, Earth would be too cold for life to exist.


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