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Understanding the Greenhouse Effect The Impact of the Greenhouse gases on the Earth
The Greenhouse Gases Water Vapor – most powerful ( due to water’s large heat capacity and creates clouds) Carbon Dioxide (Naturally occurs and caused burning of Fossil Fuels) Methane (Natural and Human Made) CFC’s (Human Only) Ozone (Natural and Human Pollution) Nitrous Oxide (Natural 60% and Human Pollution 40%)
The Greenhouse Cycle
The 5 Steps Sunlight reaches Earth Sunlight energy absorbed by Earth’s Surface; transformed into heat and Radiated out Radiation warms Air Radiation blocked by Greenhouse gases and Clouds and return heat to Earth’s surface Some Radiation exits into Space.
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