Daily Archives: March 22, 2008

The climatic effects of water vapour

This article is a couple of years old but it is excellent. I have been meaning to write about it for some time but there have been recent discussions on the web regarding the thermodynamic tendencies of the entire planet, … Continue reading

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Global Warming Basics

What causes global warming? Carbon dioxide and other air pollution that is collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun’s heat and causing the planet to warm up. Coal-burning power plants are the largest U.S. source of … Continue reading

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The Water Cycle:Earth’s Water is Always in Circulation

The Earth’s water is always in circulation. It has been recycled for the last 3 billion years. This process is called the water cycle. The cycle starts when the sun’s heat evaporates water from the oceans into the atmosphere to … Continue reading

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Currents of the Ocean

This illustration shows the circulation of the ocean’s surface water. Names of the major ocean currents are noted. Warm currents are noted in the color red and cold currents are noted in the color blue. Click on image for full … Continue reading

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