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The Greenhouse Effect

A layer of greenhouse gases – primarily water vapor, and including much smaller amounts of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – act as a thermal blanket for the Earth, absorbing heat and warming the surface to a life-supporting average of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).

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Date Of Record Release 2011-03-03 20:30:15
Description A layer of greenhouse gases – primarily water vapor, and including much smaller amounts of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – act as a thermal blanket for the Earth, absorbing heat and warming the surface to a life-supporting average of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).
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Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Keyword Graph, Arctic, Sea ice, Carbon dioxide, Sea level, Global temperatures, Land ice
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-03-03 20:16:05
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Date Last Modified 2011-03-03 20:30:15
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-03-03 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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