EAPS 32700 Midterm: EAPS 327 Exam 2 Study Guide

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Radiative forcing is the difference between insolation (sunlight) absorbed by the. It depends on the concentration in the atmosphere and how much ir radiation that molecule absorbs. Co2 increase is the biggest driver of anthropogenic radiative forcing: understand the information on radiative forcing due to anthropogenic climate change presented in the ipcc table on slide 21. Co2 increase is the biggest driver of anthropogenic radiative forcing followed by methane and cfcs. 25: what controls the concentration of co2 in the atmosphere? (answ: the balance between sources and sinks. ) Sinks: oceans, land plants, and atmosphere: which co2 source or sink has the largest influence on the large year-to-year variability in the annual atmospheric co2 growth rate? (answ: the land sink) The land sink: be familiar with the global carbon cycle budget diagram (slide #31), the relative sizes of the reservoirs and the natural and anthropogenic fluxes.

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