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Energy that travels through space in the form of waves.
All of the frequencies or wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
Speed of Light
The speed of visible light and all Electromagnetic Radiation, 3.00 x 10^8 m/s.
How many waves can pass a given point per second, measured in Hertz (Hz)
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave, in metres.
A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
A form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light.
Electromagnetic waves that you can see
A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
A non-linear scale used when there is a large range of quantities (wavelength, frequency, temperatures).
Black Body Radiator
A theoretically perfect body that absorbs all energy incident upon it (or produced within it) and then emits 100% of this energy as electromagnetic radiation.
Black Body Radiation
Radiation emitted by a heated object.
λmax = 2.9 x 10^-3 /T
The total power radiated by a black-body per unit area is proportional to the fourth power of the temperature of the body. (P= σT^4)
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
Rising global temperatures due to greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere because of human activities
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.
The difference between the actual temperature and a reference temperature
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Use quantitative methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice. These models incorporate the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and the oceans and aim to answer questions such as what might happen if greenhouse gas concentrations double.
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