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Glogster- The Atmosphere and Environment Carbon cycle

Emissions trading

Carbon cycle and the Greenhouse effect

The Carbon cycle

How is carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere?

World Disasters Related To Pollution1. The Al-Mishraq Fire A fire started at the Al-Mishraq State Sulfur plant near Mosul, Iraq on 24 June 2003 and burned for almost a month. Combustion of elemental sulfur in the fire produced dense clouds of sulfur dioxide (SO2) that were detected from space by the Earth Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (EP TOMS) on 18 days. Estimated daily SO2 production from the continuously emitting source closely mirrors contemporaneous thermal infrared radiance from the fire sensed in the 3.96 μm band of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). This event is the largest non-volcanic SO2 emission incident measured to date by any TOMS instrument.

2. The Kuwait Oil FiresAirborne studies of smoke from the Kuwait oil fires were carried out in the spring of 1991 when ∼4.6 million barrels of oil were burning per day. Emissions of sulfur dioxide were ∼57% of that from electric utilities in the United States; emissions of carbon dioxide were ∼2% of global emissions; emissions of soot were ∼3400 metric tons per day. The smoke absorbed ∼75 to 80% of the sun's radiation in regions of the Persian Gulf. However, the smoke probably had insignificant global effects because (i) particle emissions were less than expected, (ii) the smoke was not as black as expected, (iii) the smoke was not carried high in the atmosphere, and (iv) the smoke had a short atmospheric residence time.

How is carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere?


Montreal Protocol

The Greenhouse effect



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The emission of carbon dioxide into the environment mainly from burning of fossil fuels (oil, gas, petrol, kerosene, etc.) has been increased dramatically over the past 50 years.

Greenhouse gases trap radiation from the sun

Kyoto Protocol



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