The Land's Wild Music: Encounters with Barry Lopez, Peter by Mark Tredinnick

By Mark Tredinnick

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At the guts of The Land's Wild track is an exam of the connection among writers and their. Interviewing 4 nice American writers of position — Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, and James Galvin — writer Mark Tredinnick considers how writers transmute the ability of nature into phrases. every one writer is profiled in a separate bankruptcy written in wealthy, attractive prose that reads just like the top journalism, and Tredinnick concludes together with his personal recommendations on what it takes to be "an actual witness of place."

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Groisman et al. (1994) observed that snow cover exhibited the greatest influence on the Earth radiative balance in the spring (April–May) period when incoming solar radiation was greatest over snowcovered areas. The thermal properties of cryospheric elements also have important climatic consequences. Snow and ice have much lower thermal diffusivities than air. Thermal diffusivity is a measure of the speed at which temperature waves can penetrate a substance. Snow and ice are many orders of magnitude less efficient at diffusing heat than air.

By contrast, once water reaches the ocean, it can stay there for a very long time; the average residence time for water in the oceans is more than 3000 years. It is important to realize that reported residence times are averages, and that the actual residence time for a given water molecule may be far from the average. Water vapor that reaches the stratosphere may remain there for a long time; water that flows into warm, shallow coastal waters from a river may evaporate and leave the ocean very quickly.

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