Answer the following 5 questions.

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Note: Please use complete sentences with correct grammar and spelling. Proper writing and clarity of thoughts are important in getting full credit.

Read Ch. 6 before answering these questions.( Chp 6: Radiative forcings, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity)

1. What is a radiative forcing? What is a feedback mechanism?(4 pts)

2. What is the difference between a greenhouse gas and an aerosol? (4points)How can each affect the Earth’s atmospheric radiative balance? (2pts)

3. Explain why water-vapor changes are considered a feedback and not a forcing.(5 pts)

4. List and thoroughly explain 2 fast feedbacks and 2 slow feedbacks described in Chapter 6. Identify whether each is positive or negative.(10pts)

5. Explain the idea of committed warming. (5 points)

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Running Head: CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change
Student Name
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CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change

a) What is a radiative forcing? What is a feedback mechanism? (4 points)

Radiative forcing is the change in the amount of radiated heat from the sun that is absorbed
by the earth and the heat that is bounced back to space. This difference brings about the heat we
feel since it is the heat that is left behind after absorption of heat from the sun and reflection of
solar radiation. On the other hand, a feedback mechanism is the self-regulatory process of the
environment as a way of accustoming to changes in the climate. It is responsible for cooling and
heating effects felt in the atmosphere.

b) What is the difference betwee...

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