greenhouse effect

Norwegian translation: drivhuseffekt

English term or phrase:greenhouse effect
Norwegian translation:drivhuseffekt

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16:56 Nov 12, 2009
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Science - Astronomy & Space
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: greenhouse effect
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An increase in temperature caused when incoming solar radiation is passed but outgoing thermal radiation is blocked by the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide and water vapor are two of the major gases responsible for this effect.

Example sentence(s):
  • Without the greenhouse effect life on this planet would probably not exist as the average temperature of the Earth would be a chilly -18° Celsius, rather than the present 15° Celsius.
  • The earth has a natural greenhouse effect due to trace amounts of H20 and CO2 that naturally occur. The enhanced greenhouse effect refers to the augmentation of these natural gases by human activities. Greenhouse Effect
  • Atmospheric water vapour (H2O) also makes a large contribution to the natural greenhouse effect but it is thought that its presence is not directly affected by human activity. Hong Kong Observatory
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Drivhuseffekt er effekten av at atmosfæren kan begrense energiutstrålingen fra en planet.
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Definition from Wikipedia:
Drivhuseffekt er effekten av at atmosfæren kan begrense energiutstrålingen fra en planet.

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  • En forsterket drivhuseffekt med tilhørende temperaturstigning representerer en langsiktig og alvorlig utfordring, som det er svært vanskelig å bedømme de fulle konsekvensene av. - Store norske leksikon  
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