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  • 47:15 01. Introduction To Atmospheres

    01. Introduction To Atmospheres

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) This course studies the atmosphere and the ocean as parts of Earth's climate system. The climate ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 47:17 24. Ice In The Climate System

    24. Ice In The Climate System

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Five types of ice in the climate system are discussed. Sea ice forms when ocean water reaches its...

  • 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 ...

  • 41:50 08. Horizontal Transport

    08. Horizontal Transport

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) This lecture describes how pollutants mix in the atmosphere. Three cases are considered: confined...

  • 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...

  • 47:39 33. Energy Resources, Renewable Energy

    33. Energy Resources, Renewable Energy

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The various types of resources currently used for energy production are discussed. Energy is prim...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 49:55 12. Circulation Of The Atmosphere (Exam I Review)

    12. Circulation Of The Atmosphere (Exam I Review)

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) There is a latitudinal gradient of heat on the Earth caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis with ...

  • 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...

  • 50:20 20. Ocean Water Density And Atmospheric Forcing

    20. Ocean Water Density And Atmospheric Forcing

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Stability in the ocean is based on the density of the water. Density must increase with depth in ...

  • 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...

  • 43:16 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...

  • 48:55 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...

  • 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...

  • 46:20 02. Retaining An Atmosphere

    02. Retaining An Atmosphere

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) There are other ways in which we can perceive the existence of the atmosphere, predominantly thro...

  • 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 ...

  • 47:23 26. Isotope Evidence For Climate Change

    26. Isotope Evidence For Climate Change

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    The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Isotopes are used to measure past climate properties. Deuterium and oxygen 18 are the most common...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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