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Class Notes for GEL 10 at University of California - Davis (UC-DAVIS)

UC-DAVISGEL 10Jitao ChenSpring

GEL 10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Latent Heat, Evaporation, Coriolis Force

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The hydrologic cycle: transfer of water and heat globally. Clouds form when air is at saturation vapor pressure for water. Point when rate of evaporati
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GEL 10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Radiant Flux, Positive Feedback

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What makes a greenhouse gas a greenhouse gas". The role of clouds in earth"s energy budget: composition of the atmosphere. Water vapor: <<0. 05% cold a
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GEL 10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Gaia Hypothesis, Transpiration, Feedback

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Define the fundamentals of the earth"s system. Introduce the concepts of forcings, feedbacks, and tipping points. The earth system behaves as a single,
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GEL 10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Greenland Ice Sheet, Permafrost, Ocean Current

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If we stop using fossil fuels, the earth"s surface temperature will slowly decrease by 2300, However, if we keep using it, it will increase like crazy,
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GEL 10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Subtropics, Atmospheric Circulation, Hadley Cell

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Atmospheric and oceanic circulation work together to redistribute earth"s heat energy. Together they thermoregulate our global climate system. The sun"
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