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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Professor Jemma Wadham, Director of Bristol's Cabot Institute for the Environment, who led the investigation, said: "A key finding is that much of the methane produced beneath the ice likely escapes the Greenland Ice Sheet in large, fast flowing rivers before it can be oxidized to CO2, a typical fate for methane gas which normally reduces its greenhouse warming potency."
"Carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) are the only greenhouse gases that are likely to be present on Mars in sufficient abundance to provide any significant greenhouse warming," Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado said in a NASA ( statement.
"The cascading implication of our finding is that carbon dioxide loading would have occurred for just maybe a decade, and the greenhouse warming persisted for 100,000 years," MacLeod said.
The molecules would have originated in the upper atmosphere, not near the surface where most greenhouse warming takes place and where life would have taken root.
Against this backdrop of progress, uncertainties, and ensuing greenhouse warming, it is timely to ask--what is the current state of understanding of ENSO diversity, extremes, impacts, and teleconnections?
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 C[O.sub.2] is not the only molecule that contributes to greenhouse warming. Methane is rarer, but it's even more effective at trapping heat.
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.
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.
'But another possibility is that these are truly unprecedented events caused by, say, greenhouse warming.'
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.