UNC-Chapel Hill GEOG 111 - Temperature (2 pages)

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Combating global warming and the relationship between heat and temperature.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Geog 111 - Weather and Climate
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GEOG 111 1st Edition Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I Complexities of climate change cont d II Threats of climate change III Indirect effects of climate change IV How should we handle uncertainty Outline of Current Lecture I Combating global warming II Temperature a Heat vs temperature Current Lecture I How much should we combat global warming a More warming in high latitudes b Lots of uncertainty but undisputable differential costs c Side benefits of CO2 reduction i Only a finite amount of fossil fuels in the Earth ii Encourages development of technologies wind power solar power more efficient cars iii Reduce CO2 emissions you will reduce ozone a pollutant as well II Temperature a Heat vs temperature 1 Heat is a form of energy a Atmosphere s strong transmissivity absorbs radiation 2 Temperature is a measure of molecular activity a The average speed of molecules or vibrations in a solid b After applying heat to a material temperature will rise 3 Three factors that control relationship a Specific heat the amount of energy required to raise one gram of a material one degrees Celsius i Takes more energy to warm water than land continental areas have a higher seasonal range and diurnal range than temperatures than marine areas ii Heating and cooling rates are inversely related to specific heat iii Does Hatteras Island NC or Monterey CA have a more marine climate Monterey even though Hatteras has These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute more water around it because of ocean currents and prevailing winds

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