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8/30 notes envirnonmental bio

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8/30 notes envirnonmental bio Bio 105

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These are notes from 8/30. All credits go to Elizabeth Thomas. Dictionary was used a helpful source yet didn't copy word for word. Earth's atmosphere main topic and was related to carbon with the c...
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Elizabeth Thomas
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Date Created: 08/30/16
Notes 8/30 Tuesday Earth’s atmosphere Stratosphere­ The layer of the earth’s atmosphere above the troposphere where ozone depletion  happens. Also, above the mesosphere so it’s on top and it’s cold in that layer. Troposphere­ The layer of the earth’s atmosphere that’s located on the very bottom and it’s very hot due to it being a thermal layer of the earth’s atmosphere. ~We live in mesosphere which is the middle layer of the earth’s atmosphere. ­Increased Greenhouse gases will cause a positive radiative force so the average temperatures  will increase seen on the surface. Outcome of this is an enhanced Greenhouse Effect. Carbon cycle­a biochemical cycle which has a series of processes involving carbon compounds. Respiration­ Decomposition; The process involving living organisms with the production of  energy and will usually involve the intake of oxygen with the release of carbon dioxide Carbon Cycle: Co2PhotosynthesisOrganic Carbon/Decaying of organismsDead organisms  and waste productsRoot RespirationCo2 ~It’s in a circle since it’s a cycle. Photosynthesis­The process in which a plant uses sunlight to make food from carbon dioxide  and water Root respiration­The production of carbon dioxide has respired and or photosynthesis is halting due to the production of carbon dioxide. Decaying: Decomposition of organic matter so breaking down the organic matter Combustion­The process of something being burned Agricultural processing­ Manufacturing that will process raw materials from the agricultural  industry  ­44% of Co2 is stored in the atmosphere while 26% is stored in the ocean and 30% on land.  GDP per capita ­Climate, water power, wind power, nuclear power, etc can cause a high emission per capita of  carbon dioxide so population isn’t always the case.  GDP=Gross domestic product and it factors in the average income in that particular country Per Capita­ What is for each individual in relation to what is taken from each individual person  in that particular country EX of Per Capita: China has the most emission of carbon dioxide per capita while the U.S. has  nd the 2  most though India has more people so leading back to population isn’t always the case. Climate  ­Climate change is a long term change within the averages of the conditions while climate  variation is a shorter term in a change and is a like a cycle in conditions.  Anomalies­ The abnormalities of what is normal and or expected ­Yes global warming is still an issue and it causes an increase in temperatures. The increase in  temperatures due to global warming can cause climate change. Ocean Acidification­ The decrease in PH levels of an ocean that causes the rise in Co2 and isn’t  caused by climate change. Ocean water tends to bit basic so has a PH level of above 7 while if  the ocean water were a bit and or overly acidic then PH level would be under 7. ­Sea levels rising can cause glaciers and ice in the sea to melt, decrease albedo and or increase in  decomposition and or increase photosynthesis. ­Sea levels lowering can cause an increase in albedo, the formation of ice and glaciers, and a  decrease in photosynthesis. ~Increase albedo will cool the earth while a decrease in albedo will warm the earth.


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