Idea that earth is getting greenhouse effect.
Is essential and normal.
Earth is getting warmer.
Environmental Lapse Rate
As you go up, the temperature gets colder because you are moving away from source of heat (Earth).
Only for troposphere.
Not constant, highly variable.
Normal lapse rate is 6.5 °C per kilometer.
What are Greenhouse Gasses
Responsible for global warming.
Suns gamma rays come to Earth; some of the rays are reflected back into space, except in longer waves; greenhouse gases trap the rays inside Earths atmosphere; Earth is heated.
What are the common Greenhouse Gasses
1. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
3. Nitrus Oxide
4. Water Vapor
Heat used to change phase, not temperature
actual amount of water in the air
Maximum amount of water able to be present in the air at a certain temperature