|III. The Kyoto Protocol|
A. At the current global rate of burning fossil fuels, how many years
would it take for the atmosphere's current amount of CO2 to double?
Neglect sinks for CO2.
B. The atmospheric abundance of CO2 in the northern
hemisphere has been measured for several decades.
It oscillates with trough-to-peak amplitude of about
5 ppmv (parts per million by volume) over a period of exactly
one year (see the instructor for a plot).
Provide a quantitative
explanation for this oscillation.
Students in this group: Winnie, Bhavik, and Charles (Yes)