So I would use the maximum amount to find the ration? This would be .12K right?
How would I then use the .9 C. This is also in Celsius so would I need to convert?
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On a per-molecule basis, methane is 26 times more effective as an infrared absorber than is CO2. Calculate the corresponding ratio on a per-unit-mass basis, and compare it with the 20-year GWP for methane. What's the reason for any discrepncy you find?
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Using a climate sensitivity of 0.5K per watt per square meter, estimate how much of the .9 c global temperature increase since 1900 could be due to solar forcing who value is the range of .06 to .24 w/m2
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So if the atomic mass of carbon is 12 and the atomic mass of oxygen is 16 what do I do with this?
Also I have two oxygen so would I add all of these to get 44?
The answer in the back of the book for part A is 2.2 billion J but I have no idea how this was gotten.
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What should be the temperature of a spherical asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter, twice as far from the Sun as Earth? The asteroid has no atmosphere and its albedo is .15.
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The asteroid is twice as far from...
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A typical car gas tank holds 15 gallons
A) Calculate the energy content of this much gasoline
B) Calculate the chemical energy content of 15 gallons of hydrogen gas under normal conditions (12.8 MJ/m^3) and compare with the energy content of gasoline
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If 230 million tonnes of solid waste were burned in waste-to-energy power plants that are 20% efficient
a) how many kilowatt- hours of electrical energy could be produced in a year? Compare this quantity with the total US electrical energy production of 3.8 trillion...