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Which of the following accurately describes the greenhouse effect?


A portion of infrared radiation (heat) is radiated back to Earth by certain gases in the atmosphere.


Lighter surfaces reflect more ultraviolet radiation back out into space than darker surfaces.


A periodic warming of surface waters off the coast of Peru and Ecuador that typically begins in mid-December.


Cooler than normal surface waters on the equator in the Pacific Ocean near South America .


An upwelling of nutrients off the coast of South America first noticed by fishermen.

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