Climate Systems Feedbacks

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3.1.1.f       Climate System Feedbacks

Earth’s climate results from a combinations of inticate, interwoven causes and effects or feedback loops. Balancing feed back loops tend to keep things in equilibrium. For every change in one direction there is a change in the opposite direction to cansul the effect, or to keep things in balance. In climate, the sun evaporates some water from the earth’s surface which vapourizes and rises only to condense and fall.

 

 

 

 

In reinforcing loops or positive feedback loops a change in direction causes more change in the same direction. For example, if the temperature begins to drop, the amount of precipitation increases, glaciers form, albedo ( the reflection of heat energy into space) increases, and the temperature drops even more, and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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