*Since did not have a scribe for ozone day, I pulled this post by alum Kelly Cox ’10 out of the archives. Today during the second half of class, we discussed ozone, or O3. The first thing to recognize when discussing ozone is that there is good ozone, and there is bad ozone. You MUST [...]
First, we talked about smog. Term coined by combining smoke + fog to get smog. Here are the two types we learned: Sulfur-based Smog: “industrial smog” Nitrogen-based Smog: “photochemical smog” Sulfur-based Smog takes on a gray color. When coal is burned compounds within the coal interact with atmospheric oxygen which then causes iron oxide and [...]
Posted: April 13th, 2011 under LexyL, Scribe Post, Unit 13-Air Pollution & Climate Change.
Tags: air pollution, atmosphere, carbon, coal, fossil fuels, nitrogen, oil, ozone, warming gases
Today in class we began our discussion on Earth’s atmosphere. Earth’s atmosphere is mainly comprised of nitrogen gas at 78%. N2 is an inert gas (a gas that is non-reactive under normal situations) that does not natural affect humans. Decomposers put nitrogen gas into a useable form through the 3 reactions in the nitrogen cycle: [...]