Understanding the Science of CO2’s Role in Climate Change: 3 – How Green House Gases Trap Heat

December 7, 2009

(This article was first published on Climate Charts & Graphs » R scripts, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This post, the 3rd (1st here, 2nd  here) in the series on Understanding the Science of CO2’s Role in Climate Change, discusses how water vapor, CO2, CH4, O3 and N2O  absorb and emit the Earth’s longwave radiation, changing the Earth’s energy balance. I’ve made a 5 panel chart that shows spectra data for 5  greenhouse [...]

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