Earth History, Week 11 Notes
Earth History, Week 11 Notes GEOL 1210
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Vani Singh on Sunday April 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOL 1210 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Earth History in Earth Sciences at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
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Earth History Basic Components of Climate System Distance from Sun Incoming Energy/ Solar Luminosity Climate Influences Global Albedo (Natural) Greenhouse Effect Insolance: exposure to sun Angle of Incidence Length of Daylight External Controls Atmospheric Transparency Variation in Solar Iridescence ~ Albedo: reflectivity of a surface Snow: high reflectivity Ocean: low reflectivity Earth’s Magnetism: ~ Inner core: solid & spinning Outer Core (liquid): 90% of the Earth’s magnetic field convection currents ~ Ironcontent minerals in igneous rocks align to the magnetic field (North Pole, for present time magnetism) ~ Curie Point: below this point minerals are trapped in their alignment