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Content References

  • Key Idea 2: Properties of Gases, Page 1: Mahaffy, P. G.; Bucat, B.; Tasker, R.; Kotz, J. C.; Treichel, P. M.; Weaver, G. C.; McMurry, J. States of Matter. Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity, 1st Canadian Edition; Nelson, 2011; pp 389-390.

Definitions: Adapted from:

  • IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
  • IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. Doi:10.1351/goldbook.
  • Mahaffy, P. G.; Bucat, B.; Tasker, R.; Kotz, J. C.; Treichel, P. M.; Weaver, G. C.; McMurry, J. Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity, 1st Canadian Edition; Nelson, 2011.

Image Credits: Sources for images are as follows:

Key Idea 1: Which Atmospheric Gases Support Life?

  • Sunset sky: By rexfarucao - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1419340.
  • Molecule Images: From Odyssey Software, Wavefunction Inc.

Key Idea 2: Properties of Gases

  • Molecule Image: From Odyssey Software, Wavefunction Inc.

Key Idea 3: Temperature of the Atmosphere

Key Idea 4: Electromagnetic Radiation and Interactions with Gases

Key Idea 5: Greenhouse Gases

Key Idea 6: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

  • Sunrise: By theswedish - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1346768.
  • Ice Cores: By Guillaume Dargaud - www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Epica/IceCores.jpg.
  • Lake and Swan: By ivanmarn - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1132598.
  • Wetland: By psycchic1 - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/328622.
  • Cattle: By michaellee - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/826170.
  • Clouds: By hamletnc - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/883390.