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1,525 words... is so lethal that without the stratosphere ozone layer, the existence of life on earth would be nearly impossible. All living organisms would suffer from too much mutation in the organism that all of its major organs would just stop working; and the organism would die. Until the 1970 s and 1980 s, most people, including scientists, took the ozone layer more or less for granted. They assumed it was one of the earths natural features and that it would always remain the same, This attitude chan...
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Earths Surface Earths Crust
4,346 wordsEARTH The Earth, mans home, is a planet. The Earth has special characteristics, and these are important to man. It is the only planet known to have the right temperature and the right atmosphere to support the kind of environments and natural resources in which plants and man and other animals can survive. This fact is so important to man that he has developed a special science called ecology, which deals with the dependence of all living things will continue to survive on the planet. Many milli...
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1,135 wordsVegetation Canopy LIDAR Mission: Possible Since the beginning of time, human activities that have been altering the Earth and its atmosphere have caused the earth to warm by about one degree Fahrenheit since the late 19 th century. Whether these activities were essential or superfluous, the effects on and surrounding Earth are multitudinous. For example, a warmer Earth could lead to the spread of diseases, melting polar ice caps, receding glaciers, and a change in precipitation patterns (Gay 21)...
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1,655 wordsGeographic Information Systems Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and development planning. For example, a GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times and effected areas of the ocean during an oil spill based on the spills location. You may ask, what is GIS? In the strictest sense, a GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically r...
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2,223 wordsThe phenomenon described as global warming has been well studied and documented by researchers throughout the world for several years. It is a phenomenon that has the potential to destroy our planet and all life on it. This essay will briefly define global warming, provide evidence of global warming, outline the main causes of global warming and discuss both the known and potential impacts of global warming on the planet earth. Comments are also made concerning actions being taken as well as oth...
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1,722 wordsWhat is global warming, and how is it affecting the Earth and its inhabitants? Global Warming is sometimes referred to as the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the absorption of energy radiated from the Earths surface by carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to become warmer. The greenhouse effect is what is causing the temperature on the Earth to rise, and creating many problems that will begin to occur in the coming decades. For the last 10, 000 yea...
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Earths Surface Water Table
2,060 wordsAlthough 70 percentGoundwater INTRODUCTION Although 70 percent of the Earths surface is covered by water, 97 percent of it is contained in the oceans and is too salty to drink (Cunningham and Saigo, 1992). Therefor, fresh water is a precious resource that in some areas of the world is so scarce, that people will fight wars over it. About 25 percent of the worlds fresh water is groundwater. Although groundwater is not as accessible as surface water (lakes, rivers and streams), people are willing ...
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Greenhouse Gases Infrared Radiation
431 wordsGreenhouse Effect Greenhouse Effect, term for the role the atmosphere plays in insulating and warming the earths surface. The atmosphere is pretty much transparent to incoming solar radiation. When this radiation strikes the earths surface, some of it is absorbed, warming the earths surface. Earth s surface emits some of this energy back out in the form of infrared radiation. As this infrared radiation travels through the atmosphere, most of it is absorbed by atmospheric gases like carbon dioxid...
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297 wordsThis Greenhouse Effect Greenhouse Effect This effect is the result of certain atmospheric gases letting sunlight through to the earths surface, while not letting energy radiated outward from the earths surface. This results in a net buildup of solar energy in the Earths atmosphere, because the flow in is greater than the flow outwards. The chemicals that are most significantly involved in this effect are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrogenated chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), nitrous oxide (N 2 O),...
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Polar Ice Caps Rise In Sea Level
2,227 wordsThe Greenhouse Effect Issue Statement While some people believe the earths climatic changes are due to the fact that the universe is getting older, others believe it is due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occuring phenomenon that is responsible for trapping heat near the earths surface and keeping the planet warm. It is called the greenhouse effect because the way it works is similar to the way in which a green house functions. In a greenhouse sunlight passes throu...
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Source Of Energy Earths Surface
683 wordsAll life on Earth depends on energy from the sun. Solar energy is the source of energy for photosynthesis. It provides the warmth necessary for plants and animals to survive. The heat from the sun causes water on the Earths surface to evaporate and form clouds that eventually provide fresh rainwater. Solar energy is the result of thermonuclear fusion reactions deep within the sun. These reactions produce so much energy that they keep the surface temperature of the sun at about 10, 300 B 0 F. Eve...
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2,884 wordstrembling or Natural Disasters earthquake, trembling or shaking movement of the earths surface. Most earthquakes are minor tremors. Larger earthquakes usually begin with slight tremors but rapidly take the form of one or more violent shocks, and end in vibrations of gradually diminishing force called aftershocks. The subterranean point of origin of an earthquake is called its focus; the point on the surface directly above the focus is the epicenter. The magnitude and intensity of an earthquake i...
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515 wordsNavigation is the science of conducting a vessel to a certain destination. The two types of navigation that I will discuss are global positioning using satellites and celestial navigation. For centuries sailors have guided their ships across the oceans by celestial navigation or nautical astronomy. This is the art of finding position by observing the sun, moon, stars and planets. As they journey for some distance, travelers observe that the celestial bodies appear to change their paths across th...
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Parts Per Million Chlorofluorocarbons Cfcs
3,718 wordsIntroduction Orbiting Ozone Layer Ozone Layer Introduction Orbiting above the Earth, an astronaut can look down on our home and see the thin blue ribbon that rims our planet. That transparent blanket our atmosphere makes life possible. It provides the air we breathe and regulates our global temperature. And it contains a special ingredient called ozone that filters deadly solar radiation. The Atmosphere The gaseous area surrounding the planet is divided into several spherical strata separated by...
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2,475 wordsPropagation as defined by Webster Dictionary as the phenomenon of radio frequency energy traveling through the earths atmosphere, as well as through the empty space above the atmosphere. Once radio-frequency energy has been emitted from an antenna it will travel away from the antenna, where it is generated from, at the speed of light. Once it is sent the wave exists and propagates independently of the system that produces it. This means that changes, which occur at the transmitter (antenna), wil...
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Carbon Dioxide Ozone Layer
1,519 wordsIn environmental science the green house effect is a common term for the role water vapor; carbon dioxide and ozone play in keeping the earths surface warmer than it would normally be. The atmosphere is primarily transparent to infrared radiation from the sun, which is mostly absorbed by the earths surface. The earth being much cooler than the sun, remits radiation most strongly at infrared wavelengths. Water vapor, carbon dioxide and ozone then absorb much of this radiation and remit a large pr...
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Back Into Space Greenhouse Gases
1,167 wordsGlobal Global Warming Scott Rogers Global Warming Global warming is a very serious problem plaguing our world. Global warming is defined as a warming of the Earths surface and lower atmosphere that tends to intensify with an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Basically, global warming is exactly what it sounds like; the warming of the Earths temperature. There are many explanations and theories about why global warming is occurring in our world. The atmosphere lets in heat that warms our Ea...
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Municipal Solid Waste Fossil Fuels
2,779 wordsSources of Energy Have you ever thought about how we get the energy to run the things we take for granite every single day. There are many sources of energy that that are used for transportation, heat, light, and the manufacturing of goods of all kinds. The development of science and civilization is closely linked to the availability of energy in useful forms. The seven main energy sources are fossil fuels, hydroelectric, solar power, win power, geothermal, nuclear power, and biomass energy. By ...
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