Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.
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Snowball Earth — The Snowball Earth hypothesis as it was originally proposedcite book author = Kirschvink, J.L. year = 1992 chapter = Late Proterozoic low latitude global glaciation: The snowball Earth title = The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study… … Wikipedia
Global dimming — is the gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the Earth s surface that was observed for several decades after the start of systematic measurements in 1950s. The effect varies by location, but worldwide it has been… … Wikipedia
Habitable zone — Goldilocks planet redirects here. For the planet initially nicknamed Goldilocks , see 70 Virginis b. For other uses, see Goldilocks (disambiguation). Goldilocks Zone and Comfort zone (astronomy) redirect here. For other uses, see Comfort zone… … Wikipedia
Aridity index — An aridity index (AI) is a numerical indicator of the degree of dryness of the climate at a given location. A number of aridity indices have been proposed (see below); these indicators serve to identify, locate or delimit regions that suffer from … Wikipedia
Mitigation of global warming — involves taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance sinks aimed at reducing the extent of global warming. [ [http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/glossary/ar4 wg3.pdf IPCC Glossary Working Group III, p. 818] ] This is in distinction to… … Wikipedia