The greenhouse gas effect

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  • The greenhouse gas effect
    • Radiation and out
      • When things are hot they send out electromagnetic radiation.
      • Sun release UV, visible and IF.
      • The earth will also emit mainly IF radiation.
      • The radiation that is used by the earth is used to make the earth warmer.
      • What is not used is sent back out
        • The radiation that is used by the earth is used to make the earth warmer.
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    • Methane
      • This is a greenhouse gas. It absorbs IV radiation emitted by the earth
      • It stop the IV radiation being re-radiated into space making us warmer
      • When it. Absorbs radiating 2 things can happen
        • The radiation is re-radiated in all direction and can come back and hit the earth
        • He absorption can increase the vibrational energy of the methane molecule
    • Other greenhouse gasses
      • A greenhouse gas is something that traps only iv radiation and release the rest
      • Not all greenhouse have the same potency there are factors that need to be taken into account
        • Another is the globe warming potential
        • And the average life time in the troposphere
  • One is the tropospheric abundance
    • Not all greenhouse have the same potency there are factors that need to be taken into account
      • Another is the globe warming potential
      • And the average life time in the troposphere

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