greenhouse effect

noun

Definition of greenhouse effect

:warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of a planet (such as Earth or Venus) that is caused by conversion of solar radiation into heat in a process involving selective transmission of short wave solar radiation by the atmosphere, its absorption by the planet's surface, and reradiation as infrared which is absorbed and partly reradiated back to the surface by atmospheric gases

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First Known Use of greenhouse effect

1907


GREENHOUSE EFFECT Defined for Kids

greenhouse effect

noun

Definition of greenhouse effect for Students

:warming of the lower atmosphere of the earth that occurs when radiation from the sun is absorbed by the earth and then given off again and absorbed by carbon dioxide and water vapor in the atmosphere


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