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Greenhouse Effect


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Greenhouse Effect

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