GEO 1111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Radioactive Decay, Cryosphere, Stellar Magnetic Field

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14 Aug 2016
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Earth’s Climate
Weather : state of atmosphere at any given time (instantaneous)
oIncludes temperature, air pressure, humidity, cloud cover, wind
speed and direction
Climate : average long term weather
Climate system : all interaction between hydrosphere, lithosphere,
atmosphere, cryosphere and biosphere needed to describe how climate
behaves in space and time
System : group of interacting parts that form a complex whole
Climate Change Controversy
Broad society impact
Economic winners and losers
Individual implications for daily life
Climate adaptation
Components of the Climate System
1. Atmosphere
2. Hydrosphere and cryosphere
3. Lithosphere
4. Biosphere
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