greenhouse warming


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Noun1.greenhouse warming - warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmospheregreenhouse warming - 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
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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Lead researcher Nerilie Abram, from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, said with greenhouse warming, Antarctica is actually stealing more of Australia's rainfall.
The study, in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates that mid-latitude high pressure zones (30oS-45oS) are being pushed further into the Southern Ocean by rising global temperatures associated with greenhouse warming.
Although models of how the ocean and the atmosphere interact are meant to forecast the greenhouse warming of the next century, they can't even get today's climate right.
But most of the extra greenhouse warming goes into the ocean, which is why a third team recently studied the upper layers of the ocean.
Nathan Pelletier, a scientist Dalhousie University in Canada, reported that if everyone in industrial countries (like the United States) substituted chicken for beef, we would cut meat's contribution in these countries to the greenhouse warming of Earth's air by more than half.
group last year showed that more weather extremes that can be linked to greenhouse warming, such as the number of high temperature extremes and the fact that the rising fraction of rainfall falls in downpours.
In April 2008, to curtail the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection prohibited coal mines from releasing gases containing more than 30 percent methane, which is the second largest global contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after CO2 and has 21 times the greenhouse warming potential of CO2.
Greenhouse warming occurs when the atmosphere radiates this heat back to the Earth's surface.
2]O and all volatile agents have ozone depleting potential and greenhouse warming potential (2-4).
The meeting began with an emphasis on hurricane Katrina and then diversified into coal bed methane, greenhouse warming, gas hydrates, and watersheds.
Methane has 21 times the greenhouse warming potential of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most closely identified with climate change.