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Contribution to Book
Modeling Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions and Primary Productivity
Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation
  • Joe Grzymski, DRI, Nevada
  • Mark A. Moline, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Jay T. Cullen, University of Victoria
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract

The heat budget, and hence the climate of the Earth, is sensitive to changes in the atmospheric greenhouse gas composition. Next to water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important atmospheric greenhouse gas affecting the Earth's radiative balance. Greenhouse gases raise the mean temperature of the Earth by absorbing and trapping long-wave radiation from the planet surface that would otherwise be lost to space.

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Publisher statement
The original publication is available at ISBN: 978-0-387-95317-5.
Citation Information
Joe Grzymski, Mark A. Moline and Jay T. Cullen. "Modeling Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions and Primary Productivity" Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation (2001) p. 263 - 271
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mmoline/64/