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Valley (Alpine) Glaciers
fill in mountainous areas, flow down a valley from an accumulation center at its head
Bowl-shaped basin high on a mountain
any systematic change in the long-term statistics of climate elements (such as temperature, winds, pressure) sustained over seversl decades or longer.
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.
an imposed change of earth's energy balance
results in more incoming energy or less outgoing energy resulting in a warmer earth
results in more outgoing energy or less incoming energy resulting in a cooler earth
glaciers, sea ice = high albedo
melting of reflective sea ice exposes more dark ocean surface
-more energy absorbed
-more infrared radiation
-more heating effect
volcanic eruptions produce dense clouds of tephra that block sunlight
-less energy absorbed
-less infrared radiation
recent weather records
growth of tree rings, corals, ice layers
long term proxy climate records
O16 - 99.76%
O18 - .20%
oxygen isotopes in glacial periods
lighter )16 evaporates an is precipitated on land and stored in glacial ice
so when it's cold the ocean has more heavy oxygen O18
A measure of the quantity of solar radiation received on the surface of the earth in a particular region or space in a particular period of time.
Inorganic Carbon Cycle
Lithosphere > volcanism > atmosphere
Atmosphere > chemical weathering > lithosphere
Biosphere > respiration > atmosphere
atmosphere > photosynthesis > biosphere
Biosphere >deposition carbonate rocks > Litho
Lithosphere >burning fossil fuels >atmosphere
gridding earth > divide each of earth's components spatially into a set of boxes
movement of energy, air, water shown as horizontal and vertical exchanges between the grid boxes
The process of choosing values for the parameters in a model.
we are causing climate change
CO2 levels re rising at the same time ur CO2 emissions are increasing
the carbon is coming from old organic remains
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