greenhouse effect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greenhouse effect warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth
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Quotations

  • Jerry Adler
    Jerry Adler
    “It's a morbid observation, but if every one on earth just stopped breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a problem.”

Usage

In literature:

The effect of it on this absurd greenhouse must have been terrific.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
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In news:

THE KNOWN SCIENCE OF THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT .
Part 1- Learning The Greenhouse Effect .
The reason it's called the greenhouse effect is because this process is exactly what happens in a greenhouse.
Let's Not Count on Electricity to Reduce the Greenhouse Effect .
Curing the Greenhouse Effect Could Run Into the Trillions.
NITROGEN deposited in the soil by acid rain and as agricultural fertilizer may be promoting an atmospheric buildup of methane gas, a major contributor to the greenhouse effect , a new study suggests.
Endless Summer—Living With the Greenhouse Effect .
Forests Sought to Counter Greenhouse Effect .
Was That a Greenhouse Effect .
THE worst of this summer's searing heat may be over, but the concerns that it raised about a global warming trend - known as the greenhouse effect - seem certain to linger.
Don't Make a Villain of the Greenhouse Effect .
One possibility would be to focus efforts on containing other greenhouse-effect gases.
In its decision, the EPA stressed that it considers CO2 and other so-called greenhouse gases to be pollutants because of their role in propagating climate change, not because of any direct health effects.
Billions of years ago, Venus' atmosphere was much like Earth's, but a runaway greenhouse effect boiled her oceans dry, leaving the planet's surface waterless and its sky hot and thick with clouds of sulfuric acid.
Willoway Nurseries is one of a small number of growers testing robots from Harvest Automation as a more efficient and cost-effective method of moving plants in the greenhouse and nursery yard.
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In science:

It is generally believed to be a result of a greenhouse effect by anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
We also believe that plate tectonic activity is necessary to sequester and recycle CO2. We do not know, however, the precise boundary of the habitable zone, in terms of semi-major axis, eccentricity, albedo, obliquity, and greenhouse effect; therefore the range of semi-major axis space to be searched is uncertain.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Historically, this is the limit discovered by the first workers to explicitly describe the runaway greenhouse (Komabayashi, 1967; Ingersoll, 1969), though as we will describe later, this limit is effectively impossible to achieve in practice on Earth.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
With a fixed absorbed solar flux, more CO2 gives a warmer surface; this is the familiar greenhouse effect.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
More carbon dioxide means that the surface must be warmer to provide the same outgoing flux—this is the familiar greenhouse effect.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Presently, the greenhouse effect of clouds is about half the albedo effect (e.g.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The question here is simply how much could human action increase the strength of the greenhouse effect? Kasting & Ackerman (1986) found that, with carbon dioxide as the only non-condensible greenhouse gas, over 10,000 ppmv would be needed to induce a moist greenhouse.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The surface is much warmer than this, as it is heated by the greenhouse effect.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The general principle of the greenhouse effect is this: the atmosphere decreases in temperature with height, so we can consider the atmosphere to be a layer which is colder than surface (Tatm < Tsurf ).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The strength of the greenhouse effect not only depends on the amount of greenhouse gas, but the temperature of the layer of the atmosphere from which emission occurs.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The colder the emitting layer, the better the greenhouse effect.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
The strength of the greenhouse effect thus depends on the temperature structure of the atmosphere around this level.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Naka jima, S., Hayashi, Y.-Y. & Abe, Y. 1992 A study of the “runaway greenhouse effect” with a one-dimensional radiative–convective model. J.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Pujol, T. & Fort, J. 2002 The effect of atmospheric absorption of sunlight on the runaway greenhouse point. J.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Pujol, T. & North, G. R. 2002 Runaway Greenhouse Effect in a Semigray RadiativeConvective Model. J.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
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