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The climate of Venus and the greenhouse effect

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18:30 – 18:30 18 Mar 2009
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University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

Speakers: Prof. Fred Taylor (Oxford University)

Light refreshments from 18:00.
Venus is the same size and mass as Earth, and our nearest neighbour in the solar system. The permanent cloud cover reflects 75% of the incoming solar energy, leaving Venus with less solar heating than the Earth, despite orbiting closer to the Sun. Nevertheless, the mean surface temperature is much too hot for liquid water, a consequence of a CO2-driven greenhouse effect similar in principle to that which regulates the climate on the Earth.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire and Cumbria branch
Contact details: John Bradshaw
john.bradshaw@physics.org

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/Lancashire_and_Cumbria/Events/page_31242.html


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