Lecture 06 (Climate Change: Move to Action (Winter 2010))

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{{#if:Lecture 6 discusses the greenhouse effect and how adding greenhouse gases changes the heat loss rate in the conservation equation. Then the radiative balance of the atmosphere is discussed, by following the solar energy through atmosphere. There are only two things that can happen, energy is absorbed or not absorbed; effectively, it is reflected. Once absorbed the solar energy, primarily visible radiation, is partitioned into radiative thermal energy (infrared), the energy involved in phase changes of water (latent heat), and thermally forced motion of the atmosphere and ocean.|== Lecture Summary == Lecture 6 discusses the greenhouse effect and how adding greenhouse gases changes the heat loss rate in the conservation equation. Then the radiative balance of the atmosphere is discussed, by following the solar energy through atmosphere. There are only two things that can happen, energy is absorbed or not absorbed; effectively, it is reflected. Once absorbed the solar energy, primarily visible radiation, is partitioned into radiative thermal energy (infrared), the energy involved in phase changes of water (latent heat), and thermally forced motion of the atmosphere and ocean.|}} {{#if:Powerpoint Lecture 6|===Lecture Link=== Powerpoint Lecture 6|}} {{#if:* Foundation of science of climate change (continued)|===Lecture Outline===

  • Foundation of science of climate change (continued)|}}

{{#if:IPCC Working Group I: Summary for Policy Makers|== Assigned Reading == IPCC Working Group I: Summary for Policy Makers|}} {{#if:Pacala and Socolow, Science, 2004

Socolow and Pacala, Scientific American, 2006

Carbon Mitigation Initiative|== Relevant Reading == Pacala and Socolow, Science, 2004

Socolow and Pacala, Scientific American, 2006

Carbon Mitigation Initiative|}} {{#if:Rood Climate Change Class

Reference list from course

Rood Blog Data Base

Koshland Science Museum: Global Warming

IPCC (2007) Working Group 1: Summary for Policy Makers

IPCC (2007) Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers

Osborn et al., The Spatial Extent of 20th-Century Warmth in the Context of the Past 1200 Years, Science, 311, 841-844, 2006|== Foundational References == Rood Climate Change Class

Reference list from course

Rood Blog Data Base

Koshland Science Museum: Global Warming

IPCC (2007) Working Group 1: Summary for Policy Makers

IPCC (2007) Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers

Osborn et al., The Spatial Extent of 20th-Century Warmth in the Context of the Past 1200 Years, Science, 311, 841-844, 2006|}} {{#if:|== Relevant Readings Posted by Others == {{{Relevant Readings Posted by Others}}}|}} {{#if:Climate Science, Conservation Principle, Observations|== Topics Covered == Climate Science, Conservation Principle, Observations|}} {{#arraymap:Climate Science, Conservation Principle, Observations|,|q|| }} {{#arraymap:W10|,|q|| }} {{#arraymap:Relevant, Foundational References|,|q|| }}



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