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Carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

Carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect

hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, February 28, 1984.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- United States.,
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- United States.

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    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17665970M


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Correction (s) for this article. Erratum. Volume 69 Issue 1 Weather. pages: v-v. First Published online: January 3, Wenyi Zhong, Corresponding Author. Department of Physics and Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London. Correspondence to: Wenyi Zhong.

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These scientists were interested chiefly in the possibility that a lower level of carbon dioxide gas might explain the ice Author: test. By Dawn Walls-Thumma. The greenhouse effect accounts for global climate change, and carbon dioxide is one of the chief greenhouse gases responsible. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on.

Credit: NASA. With CO2 and other greenhouse gases, its different. Carbon dioxide, for example, absorbs energy at a variety of wavelengths between 2, nanometers - a range that overlaps with that of infrared energy. As CO2 soaks up this infrared energy, it vibrates and re-emits the infrared energy back in all directions.

Julie Kerr Casper. Infobase Publishing, - Science - pages. 0 Reviews. While there are several factors that contribute to global warming, such as natural changes in the Earth's inclination Author: Julie Kerr Casper. Carbon dioxide (CO 2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities.

InCO 2 accounted for about 80 percent of all U. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in the atmosphere as part of the Earth's carbon cycle (the natural circulation of carbon among the atmosphere, oceans, soil, plants, and animals).

CRC Press, - Nature - pages. 2 Reviews. Any mention of the "greenhouse effect" tends to ignite controversy. While the rising atmospheric concentrations of 35(2).

The basic principle of Global warming can be understood by considering the radiation energy from the Sun that warms the Earth's surface and the Thermal radiation from the Earth and the Atmosphere that is radiated out to space.

On average these two radiation streams must balance. If the balance is disturbed (for instance by an increase in atmospheric Carbon dioxide) it can be restored by an Author: John T. Houghton. Argon, which has a d. close to that of carbon dioxide but no IR absorption, provides a valuable exptl.

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Deon, Jennifer A. Faust, C. Scott Browning, and Kristine B. Quinlan J. Chem. Educ.96 (2), Cited by: 1.

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CO 2): Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas. It is released through natural forcing such as respiration and volcano eruptions and external human activities like deforestation, changes in land use, and the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Every year large amounts of carbon move from the atmosphere to the biosphere. The residence time of this process is about seven years.

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In other words, the increase in carbon dioxide will, by itself, cause the greenhouse effect, but other changes in the universe may offset it.

Even if we had confident estimates of climate change for different regions of the world, there would be uncertainties about the. Carbon dioxide is a vital greenhouse gas; in moderation.

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased significantly. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the air is leading to global warming, ocean acidification and a multitude of many problems.

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A cow does on overage release between 70 and kg of Methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2).

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vapor and carbon dioxide that established the experimental basis for the greenhouse effect. He realized the impact of these gases in keeping Earths surface warm, writing (ibid): This aqueous vapour is a blanket more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man.

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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.

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Tyndall soon established that carbon dioxide and water vapour were among the gases that absorbed heat, and also that they radiated heat, the physical basis of the greenhouse effect.

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Man-made carbon dioxide, released into and accumulated in the atmosphere, is believed to warm the earth through the so-called greenhouse effect. The gas acts like the transparent walls of a greenhouse and traps heat in the atmosphere that would normally be radiated back into space.

Mainly due to. Carbon Dioxide (CO 2) is a colorless, odorless gas consisting of molecules made up of two oxygen atoms and one carbon atom. Carbon dioxide is produced when an organic carbon compound (such as wood) or fossilized organic matter, (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) is burned in the presence of dioxide is removed from the atmosphere by carbon dioxide "sinks", such as Argon.

The table above (from this source in an article about greenhouse gases in Wikipedia) shows the relative importance of water vapor and carbon dioxide in the greenhouse note the important role of clouds.

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It's not just a case of displacing oxygen. A 10 per cent concentration of carbon dioxide is enough to have a significant toxic effect, reducing brain function and resulting in unconsciousness.

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Carbon dioxide accounts for nearly three quarter of the greenhouse gas emission. The main source of carbon dioxide emission in the United States are electricity, transportation, and industry. Some gases in the atmosphere (mainly water vapour and carbon dioxide) strongly absorb this energy and re-emit it, partly upward and partly downward to warm the surface.

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