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Post by meteorology891 » March 21st, 2015, 10:50 am

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
Computer simulation to show the effects of albedo using white and black daisies.  It starts off with the sun luminosity being too low for the theoretical planet to support life. As it heats up, black daisies begin to germinate and heat up the planet. It then is warm enough for white daisies to appear, which cool down the planet. Temp is a constant when the white & black daisies are at equilibrium. As the luminosity increases, it gets too hot for black daisies, so they die. White daisies continue to survive until the planet heats up too much from increasing luminosity, and then the land becomes completely barren.
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Post by coprolite_dipstick » March 21st, 2015, 12:41 pm

What are some possible causes for the Little Ice Age and when did this occur?
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Post by sunshinez » March 21st, 2015, 6:49 pm

Hmm, I guess I'll just answer.
It was from 1350 to about 1850. People speculate it may have been caused by a bunch of volcanic eruptions which could have released volcanic particles and acted like aerosols, creating clouds that scatter the incoming sunlight, decreasing the amount of radiation reaching earth. And also, there was a time of little solar activity in the middle (Maunder Minimum, I believe) which could have contributed to it.

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Post by coprolite_dipstick » March 22nd, 2015, 11:07 am

sunshinez wrote:Hmm, I guess I'll just answer.
It was from 1350 to about 1850. People speculate it may have been caused by a bunch of volcanic eruptions which could have released volcanic particles and acted like aerosols, creating clouds that scatter the incoming sunlight, decreasing the amount of radiation reaching earth. And also, there was a time of little solar activity in the middle (Maunder Minimum, I believe) which could have contributed to it.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by sunshinez » March 25th, 2015, 3:33 pm

What is the sea ice albedo feedback loop? (Give a description of what it is)

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by meteorology891 » April 8th, 2015, 7:08 pm

sunshinez wrote:What is the sea ice albedo feedback loop? (Give a description of what it is)
The sea ice albedo feedback loop is a constant loop of surface temperature, sea ice and snowpack, and albedo. For example , if there is more snow and ice pack on the ground, the higher the albedo.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by sunshinez » April 11th, 2015, 1:33 pm

All right, fair enough. Good job and your turn

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Post by meteorology891 » April 14th, 2015, 5:33 am

sunshinez wrote:All right, fair enough. Good job and your turn
What are obliquity, eccentricity and precession?
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by coprolite_dipstick » April 14th, 2015, 4:30 pm

meteorology891 wrote:
sunshinez wrote:All right, fair enough. Good job and your turn
What are obliquity, eccentricity and precession?
Obliquity, eccentricity, and precession are Milankovitch cycles.  Obliquity is the axial tilt of Earth, varying from 22.1 to 24.5 degrees.  Eccentricity is how 'circular' Earth's orbit is.  Precession is Earth's axis rotation relative to fixed stars.  They all vary over periods of thousands of years and result in long-term climate variation.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by meteorology891 » April 14th, 2015, 6:07 pm

coprolite_dipstick wrote:
meteorology891 wrote:
sunshinez wrote:All right, fair enough. Good job and your turn
What are obliquity, eccentricity and precession?
Obliquity, eccentricity, and precession are Milankovitch cycles.  Obliquity is the axial tilt of Earth, varying from 22.1 to 24.5 degrees.  Eccentricity is how 'circular' Earth's orbit is.  Precession is Earth's axis rotation relative to fixed stars.  They all vary over periods of thousands of years and result in long-term climate variation.
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