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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Chapter 8, Problem 9QR
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What effects can changes in the amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have on global temperatures? How can past changes in amounts of CO2 be determined?

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The effects that can change the amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have on global temperatures. Also describe the way in which past changes on the amounts of CO2 can be determined.

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The composition of gases in the atmosphere is another characteristic that can be closely correlated with the average global temperature. An increase in the amount greenhouse gases in atmosphere will result in the trapping of heat in the lower atmosphere and some may return back to the surface by the radiation of thermal infrared energy. An increase in the average global temperatures and CO

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Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.15 Precipitation caused by uplift of air...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.16 Here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains,...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.17 Natural vegetation, vertical climate...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.18 This map shows the extensive areas of...Ch. 8 - What effect should these changes in receipt of...Ch. 8 - (a) (b) FIGURE 8.21 Building of the Isthmus of...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.22 Barringer Crater, Arizona, was formed...Ch. 8 - In addition to affecting the climate, what other...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.24 Examination of global temperatures...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.25 The steady increase since 1958 in the...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.26 Gases other than carbon dioxide...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.27 This figure shows the broad climate...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.29 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...Ch. 8 - In what ways do melting glaciers become a problem?Ch. 8 - Explain why the microthermal climates are limited...Ch. 8 - List several features that all humid microthermal...Ch. 8 - What factors limit precipitation in the subarctic...Ch. 8 - Identify and compare the climate factors that...Ch. 8 - What kinds of plant and animal life can survive in...Ch. 8 - How do elevation, exposure, and slope aspect...Ch. 8 - How have scientists been able to document the...Ch. 8 - What are the major causes of global climate...Ch. 8 - What effects can changes in the amounts of CO2 and...Ch. 8 - What changes are likely to occur in Earths major...Ch. 8 - What can you do personally to minimize...Ch. 8 - Based on the classification scheme presented in...Ch. 8 - The data in the previous table represent the...Ch. 8 - Chicago and New York City are located within a few...Ch. 8 - The precipitation recorded at Albuquerque, New...

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