Erik
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Why is the creation of water from the combustion of hydrocarbons not listed as a cause for rising sea levels?
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1.2 x 10^13 kg equals 12,000,000,000,000 l water. One liter equals 0.001 m³, while one km³ equals one billion (1 x 10^9) m³. So we're supposedly adding 12 km³ water to the atmosphere per year. ...

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How is the distribution of Argo floats managed over the Earth's oceans?
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I think, there are two factors which prevent the forming of clusters of floats: The floats' lifespan. Batteries supposedly last for four years, then the floats become debris which sink to the bottom ...

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Why is McMurdo Station in Antartica more hostile than Longyearbyen (Norway), while Longyearbyen is closer to the pole?
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As to the questions of the flights: McMurdo is about 3.500 km from the next airport (Dunedin in southern New Zealand), while Longyearbyen is only 950 km from Tromsø. It simply is due to the distance ...

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How can linear oceanic ridges (like the East Pacific Rise) be explained by single point mantle plumes?
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Hot spots and ridges are two different things. Hot spots stay in one place while the earth crust above them drifts and thus create a line of dormant volcanoes, they are a point features so to say. ...

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How was Venice flooded?
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Venice can't really be flooded by rivers, since there are none worth mentioning throughout the city. High tides are predictable, yes. Take a look at how Venice is situated. The historic city is ...

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Is there a consensus on the "heaviness" of rain?
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The German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) provides the following definitions: Heavy rain is defined as large amounts of precipitation during a fixed period of time. [...] The DWD ...

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Total CO2 is not constant?
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First of all, earth doesn't have the same atmosphere it had, back when dinosaurs walked the earth, when most of current carbon-deposits formed. Some atmospheres earth had would even be toxic to humans....

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Weather conditions to create significant glacier growth
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Hold on, you're talking about growth of the glacier's tongue, not necessarily the whole glacier itself. To my best knowledge, flow dynamics of ice in glaciers still are not wholly understood, meaning ...

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Why are there places where trees don't grow?
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A non-conclusive list: frequent wildfires not enough water too much water bad soil conditions average temperatures too high or low not enough sunlight animals human intervention other vegetation is ...

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What is the purpose of analyzing the bed-load of a river?
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Typically rivers can be divided into three areas when it comes to erosion: far upstream there is the area where most erosion happens in the middle mostly transport of material happens downstream ...

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Solutions to the global water shortages by damming the Baltic Ocean and the White Sea
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If you're only asking "would there be enough water replaced for both the Baltic Sea region and Central Asia", the answer is simple mathematics. HELCOM states the size of the Baltic Sea ...

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What does it mean that "gas-producing countries such as Russia have likewise been dependent on a fixed set of pipeline export routes"?
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Building a pipeline simply is an expensive undertaking. In Eastern Germany e.g. there's one built right now, the EUGAL-pipeline. It will be about 480 km long (check the English fact sheet) and, ...

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Landsat 8 acquisition time and date
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According to page 43 of the Landsat Products Description Document the acquisition time is GMT when there is a "Z" behind the time.

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Aren't fresh water deposits renewed by the water cycle?
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The problem about rain water catchment is, that it prevents ground water from being formed, thus depleting these ressources and making them unavailable during droughts. Plus, ground water tends to be ...

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Could the current climate change events cause long-term problems in the viability of Earth to sustain life?
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Depends on the further actions humanity takes. If we keep on pumping green house gases into the atmosphere, survival will become significantly harder. Sure, we most likely wont be able to create a ...

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How are Benagil caves formed?
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How are they formed? Erosion. Long version: The rock/cliff the cave is set in possesses different hard/softness. Some parts of it are more prone to erosion than others. Erosion comes in the form of ...

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Why is the skyline hazy on the Greek islands?
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Basically, hazyness mostly comes down to particles in the atmosphere (aerosols). Could be water, could be soot and other exhaust from fires or combustion engines, could be simply dust. Sometimes ...

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Book Introduction to Climate Change
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Since German books are ok with you, I definitely can recommend "Klimawandel und Klimadynamik" by Mojib Latif. It costs about 10 € and covers all the basics on climate change and dynamics, ...

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Why does haze and poor visibility present in stable air?
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Haze consists mostly of aerosols. To which extent varies on the location and conditions. Aerosols are for example dust, pollen, particulate matter, ash (or other pollutants due to combustion) and... ...

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In winter, is pond water warmer with or without a fountain? I have goldfish
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In nature, fish survive in ponds due to a lack of turnabout of water. (Fresh) Water has its highest density at 4°C, meaning both warmer and colder water float on top of 4°C water. Wind may push ...

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