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  • 40:42 32. The Ozone Layer

    32. The Ozone Layer

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Stratospheric ozone is important as protection from harmful ultraviolet solar radiation. Ozone in...

  • 43:16 16. Frontal Cyclones

    16. Frontal Cyclones

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Mid-latitude frontal cyclones gain energy from temperature gradients rather than latent heat rele...

  • 48:03 34. Renewable Energy

    34. Renewable Energy

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Renewable energy sources are discussed. These include wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy a...

  • 37:51 31. The Two Ozone Problems

    31. The Two Ozone Problems

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) There are two ozone problems in the atmosphere. Tropospheric ozone in the form of photochemical s...

  • 45:20 18. Seasons And Climate Classification

    18. Seasons And Climate Classification

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The seasonal cycle on Earth causes shifts in the bands of precipitation in the northern and south...

  • 49:26 14. Coriolis Force And Storms

    14. Coriolis Force And Storms

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Large scale air motion in the atmosphere occurring sufficiently above the surface is in geostroph...

  • 49:02 11. Clouds And Precipitation (cloud Chamber Experiment)

    11. Clouds And Precipitation (cloud Chamber Experiment)

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Scattered visible light and microwave radar can used used to detect clouds and precipitation. Clo...

  • 39:02 05. Earth Systems Analysis (Tank Experiment)

    05. Earth Systems Analysis (Tank Experiment)

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Several experiments are performed using a water tank with an input flow of water and an output fl...

  • 45:24 15. Convective Storms

    15. Convective Storms

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) There are three main types of convective storms: airmass thunderstorms, severe thunderstorms and ...

  • 49:38 06. Greenhouse Effect, Habitability

    06. Greenhouse Effect, Habitability

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) A simple model of the overall Earth's heat budget is derived. The Earth is assumed to be in equil...

  • 39:20 07. Hydrostatic Balance

    07. Hydrostatic Balance

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The hydrostatic law describes the weight of a fluid overlying a given area, or the pressure at a ...

  • 48:02 29. Global Warming (continued)

    29. Global Warming (continued)

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Several greenhouse gas emissions scenarios have been developed by the IPCC to determine possible ...

  • 50:37 19. Ocean Bathymetry And Water Properties

    19. Ocean Bathymetry And Water Properties

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Plate tectonics and ocean bathymetry are discussed. Bathymetry is the study of ocean depth, which...

  • 51:42 03. The Perfect Gas Law

    03. The Perfect Gas Law

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The Perfect Gas Law relates temperature, pressure, and density of gases in the atmosphere. It can...

  • 49:50 23. El Niño

    23. El Niño

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is the primary mode of variability in the equa...

  • 47:17 22. Ocean Currents And Productivity

    22. Ocean Currents And Productivity

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Ocean currents are generally divided into two categories: thermohaline currents and wind driven c...

  • 49:42 13. Global Climate And The Coriolis Force

    13. Global Climate And The Coriolis Force

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The circulation in the atmosphere is composed of three circulation cells in the northern and sout...

  • 45:18 09. Water In The Atmosphere I

    09. Water In The Atmosphere I

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The lapse rate describes the rate at which air cools with altitude. Atmospheric stability depends...

  • 43:56 28. Global Warming (continued)

    28. Global Warming (continued)

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The current Holocene epoch is considered to be a time period of relatively stable climate compare...

  • 47:55 30. Climate Sensitivity And Human Population

    30. Climate Sensitivity And Human Population

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Climate sensitivity is defined as either the temperature change resulting from a doubling of atmo...

  • 36:31 35. Review And Overview

    35. Review And Overview

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The material covered throughout the course is reviewed. Properties of air and water are discussed...

  • 47:49 10. Water In The Atmosphere II

    10. Water In The Atmosphere II

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Air is able to hold a limited amount of water vapor, and that amount depends on the temperature o...

  • 48:55 17. Seasons And Climate

    17. Seasons And Climate

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) There are several factors that impact climate on Earth. Different areas on Earth have different c...

  • 51:39 21. Ocean Currents

    21. Ocean Currents

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The atmosphere forces the ocean in three ways: addition and removal of heat, precipitation and ev...

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