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Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere Keywords: albedo, black body radiation, climate, conservation of energy, emissivity, energy balance, heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, surface temperature

Why does the emission of carbon dioxide influence our climate?

The article explains the connection between carbon dioxide and an increase in the average surface temperature on Earth.

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7 years 26 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Single-Layer Perfect Greenhouse Atmosphere 7 years 26 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Additional Concept Explanations 7 years 26 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model Keywords: albedo, black body radiation, climate, conservation of energy, energy balance, heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, surface temperature

Which planetary characteristics contribute to producing a mean surface temperature that makes Earth habitable?

Developing a simple model of Earth's atmosphere to infer what physical processes are important in maintaining a mean global temperature of about 14.5°C. Further, the model can also be used to show how this temperature can change.

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7 years 26 weeks ago
Bicycling and Calories Keywords: air drag, conservation of energy, energy transfers, metabolic efficiency, rolling friction, work done

How long do you have to ride your bicycle to burn off a doughnut?

This example looks at the relationship between physical exercise and calorie consumption.

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7 years 25 weeks ago
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