Log in or register to comment Reflect on the limitations of the greenhouse gas base model and post your reflection and upload your code blocks document here Module 2 - Earth Science (Greenhouse gas model) Comments This GHG base model doesn't include different types of gases or account for albedo of the Earth's surface to account for if the solar energy is reflected or absorbed. It also doesn't account for the variation in radiated heat during solar cycles or an area with distance from the sun, depending on longitude. Code blocks document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YfpQl2-HaMFHpwynLriRwZWd5carZC-Ur4-_d2sZfrE/edit?usp=sharing The GHG base model does not include objects that could effect the amount of greenhouse gases, such as trees. The seasons are not accounted for in the model, there is more sunlight during the summer than in the winter, thus effecting the solar energy. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ovhd9qzXET-8lU5qGEhdYGutHNGFpddEXTj4iA_z0x8/edit?usp=sharing Although this is a great model to show the basics of how the greenhouse effect works and how we contribute to the global warming process, it has many limitations. One is that much of the heat produced is stored in our oceans, the model does not show how the oceans contribute to the process. Another limitation is weather, clouds contribute to the insulation of heat as well as blocking the solar energy which would influence the results of our model as well. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z7ErDlqFXZYJghRH848QXBaRkR_HtscJv87bzPGcNv0/edit?usp=sharing Log in To Post New Content in the Forum.