Environmental Ecology

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  • Environmental Ecology
    • The Earth's Radiative Budget
      • Sun less intense per square meter
        • Rays deflected by the atmosphere
        • More deflection at the poles
      • Forcing
        • Shortwave
          • Albedo
          • Milankovitch cycles
            • Circular vs eliptical orbit
            • Wobble
            • Axis tilt
          • Sunspots
            • 7-10 years
            • Pattern with climate until 60s
        • Longwave
          • Greenhouse gases
            • Large amounts
              • Nitrogen
              • Oxygen
              • Argon
            • Medium amounts
              • Water vapour
              • Carbon dioxide
              • Methane
                • Absorb in IF zones where nothing else does
              • Nitrous oxide
                • Absorb in IF zones where nothing else does
            • Small amounts
              • Ozone
              • Hydrocarbons
              • Other
    • Circulations
      • Ocean water pulled to centre of gyres
        • Highest chlorophyll conc. at coast
          • Coastal ecosystems most productive
            • Movement of water towards the centre of gyres pulls up nutrient rich deep waters at the coast to replace it
          • Coastal ecosystems most sensitive to change
            • Temperature
            • Acidification
      • 40% energy hitting the equtor moved toward the poles
      • Sea water salinity - net rainfall and evaporation
      • Warm water less CO2
        • Up-welling and warming of waters at equator releases lots of CO2
      • Altering CO2 alters the ocean equilibrium
        • Alters community composition
          • Alters sedimentation
      • Nutrient cycling
        • Box model
          • Closed sysem
          • In equilibrium
        • C -> N -> Mn -> Fe -> S -> Methane production
          • 49% methane used by methanotropes before escape
        • Nitrogen high solubility in water
          • Lots of run off when it rains
        • NOx
          • Mono nitrogen oxides
          • Combution
            • Lightening
            • Cars
    • Soil formation
      • Climate
        • Water
          • How acidic is the rainfall
        • Pressure
      • Parent material
      • Relief
      • Organisms
      • Time
      • Organic horizon
    • Modelling
      • Boundary conditions
        • Model types
          • Heuristic
            • Theoretical
            • Daisy World
          • Inquisative
            • Test current understanding
          • Predictive
      • Non-linear
        • Feed-back cycles
      • Pre-casting
    • Ozone
      • 25km
      • Chapman cycle
        • O2 and O3
      • Depletion means less UV protection in Australia and South America

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