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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 9 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Single-Layer Perfect Greenhouse Atmosphere 7 years 9 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Additional Concept Explanations 7 years 9 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 9 weeks ago
Cool Roofs Keywords: albedo, carbon dioxide, emission, energy, surface temperature

Can painting our roofs white offset tonnes of CO2 emissions??

In this article, we look at how we can save energy, reduce the Earth’s surface temperature and offset carbon dioxide emissions just by making our roofs and pavements a lighter colour!

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6 years 48 weeks ago
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