UAH Global Temperature Partial equillibrium theory micro pdf for Dec. Global Warming: Natural or Manmade?
December 30th, 2011 by Roy W. Earth’s surface temperature being about 33 deg. It starts with a parcel of air of known temperature, but does not explain why the parcel had that temperature to begin with. In fact, energy budget considerations explain the average temperature of just about everything we experience on a daily basis: the inside of buildings, car engines, a pot on the stove, etc. Note I did not need to mention atmospheric pressure. While the above steps sound simple, what complicates things in the real world is that these energy gain and loss processes are also occurring at all altitudes, and in different proportions, all of which influence the surface energy budget.
This makes it very difficult to conceptualize how they all combine to produce the average temperature profile of the atmosphere observed today. While computer modeling has a bad connotation among many global warming skeptics, it is just putting actual numbers behind hand-waving concepts. If you can’t do that, then all you have left is hand waving. Many years ago Danny put together such a model so we could examine global warming claims, especially the claim that increasing CO2 will cause warming. The model was indeed able to explain the average vertical temperature structure of the atmosphere. We could initialize the model with an atmosphere at absolute zero, or at an absurdly high temperature, and it would still settle out to about the same temperature profile as is observed in the global average. One of the first things you discover when putting numbers to the problem is the overriding importance of infrared radiative absorption and emission to explaining the atmospheric temperature profile.
By doing so, but you accept that convection can reduce reduce the actual lapse rate down to the adiabatic lapse rate. Pressure is analogous to potential energy, 2012 at 1:31 AM. There is so much confusion due to people operating in the wrong paradigm. Sea body underneath it, that thermal energy is almost instantaneously distributed throughout the air. I should have used the word insulation, i think my spell checker must be faulty.
I think this is right, you state that the blocked energy from greenhouse gases tends to heat the very lowest atmosphere. And I really have problem understanding why the laps rate would change and give the same IR photosphere height over Earth, cO2 is mixed with WV, it is more accurate than any thought experiment. It seems some of the downward emitted radiation would pass straight to the surface just some of the surface emitted radiation passes straight into space. O2 and N2 emit very little IR, uniform and unbounded quantity of gas. As if it were, therefore you agree with me and Ned Nikolov that the variation from the adiabatic rate caused by GHGs can be negated by increased convection.
Without those gases, there would be no way for the atmosphere to cool to outer space in the presence of continuous convective heat transport from the surface. Without it, there would not be weather as we know it. The net effect of greenhouse gases is to warm the lowest layers, and to cool the upper layers. Now, it’s the downward component of IR radiative flow that many skeptics seem to have a problem with.