Thursday, December 2, 2010


Picture above illustrates the rain shadow effect in mountain areas. Remember our discussion on the "adiabatic" process. The change in temperature due to a change of pressure. Also the leeward side of mountain ranges in the US is typically the east side.

Greenhouse gases - the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide. CO2 is an important gas as it absorbs radiation that is emitted by the Earth.

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