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Greenhouse Effect
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Greenhouse Effect

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  • 1. Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Sara Kalinowski and Ellen Cercena
  • 2.
    • Earth receives most of it’s energy from the sun. This energy is called radiation.
    radiation
  • 3.
    • The solar energy passes through the atmospheric gases and reaches Earth’s surface.
  • 4.
    • Earth absorbs this energy, but releases it back as infrared radiation. Some releases back into space and some stay trapped in the atmosphere.
  • 5.
    • The infrared that are trapped in the atmosphere are absorbed by gases and re-emit the energy as heat.
  • 6.
    • The three gases that contribute the most to the Greenhouse Effect are carbon dioxide, methane, and water.
    H2O CH4 CO2
  • 7.
    • The rising temperatures cause ice caps to melt and rising sea level.

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