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greenhouse effect
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Trapping and build-up of heat in the atmosphere (troposphere) near the Earth's surface. Some of the heat flowing back toward space from the Earth's surface is absorbed by water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, and several other gases in the atmosphere and then reradiated back toward the Earth's surface. If the atmospheric concentrations of these greenhouse gases rise, the average temperature of the lower atmosphere will gradually increase.
Definition Source
US Environmental Protection Agency
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/13660.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/13660
Broader Term
atmospheric sciences
Earth system science
Related Term
carbon farming policy
global cooling
global warming
global warming potential
greenhouse gas emissions
greenhouse gases
ocean acidification
ozone depletion
radiative forcing
Spanish
efecto invernadero
Term Number
13660