Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 57 - Ecosystems - 57.2 - Energy and Nutrients in Ecosystems Are First Captured by Primary Producers - 57.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1233: 1


Gases that reside in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, water vapor and methane are responsible for trapping heat on the earth's surface. These greenhouse gases allow radiation to penetrate through, but inhibit heat from leaving again.

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