Dana Desonie's Atmosphere: Air Pollution and Its Effects (Our Fragile PDF

Teen Young Adult

By Dana Desonie

ISBN-10: 0816062137

ISBN-13: 9780816062133

ISBN-10: 1438105622

ISBN-13: 9781438105628

Earth's surroundings helps and protects all of its existence, giving the planet its blue skies, light temperatures, and climate. yet humans use the ambience for one more goal: as a unload for waste gases and debris. pollution obscures vistas, damages ecosystems, and compromises human wellbeing and fitness. mixed with water within the surroundings, air toxins create acid rain. within the top surroundings, air toxins harm the ozone layer, which protects existence from the sun's damaging rays. extra emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane push worldwide temperatures larger, developing international warming. whereas a few toxins are effectively regulated, as inhabitants grows and industries extend, extra in depth options are had to care for the numerous forms of pollution and its results. This provocative e-book tackles those matters in an easy demeanour and exhibits readers what they could do to assist preserve our planet's surroundings.

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Wrap-Up Factors besides latitude have a large effect on the climate of a region. The presence or absence of a nearby ocean will determine if the climate is moderate, as with a maritime climate, or if it is more extreme, as with a continental climate. The temperature of the nearby ocean currents also influence nearby climate. One dramatic example is found in the British Isles, which are much balmier than other locations at similar latitudes, because of the Gulf Stream that flows into the North Atlantic from the equator.

The magnitude of Coriolis deflection depends on the speed of the moving object and its latitude. Faster-moving objects appear to deflect more, as do objects moving near the equator. because the high pressure zone’s location depends on the Earth’s rotation. If the planet did not rotate, there would be two high pressure zones, one at the North Pole and one at the South Pole. Atmospheric circulation would consist of one convection cell in the Northern Hemisphere between the equator and the North Pole and another in the Southern Hemisphere between the equator and the South Pole.

As with atmospheric currents, surface currents turn to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. The currents continue to travel along the continent until they run into an east–west flowing current going in the opposite direction. The result is that surface currents travel in loops called gyres, which rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The major surface ocean currents. The five gyres are the North and South Pacific, the North and South Atlantic, and the Indian.

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