This post is part of a primer on infrared spectroscopy and global warming. The previous post introduces a two-layer model and is a necessary prerequisite to understanding this post. In this post I start with the following assumptions. There is a source of infrared radiance that has emissivity of 1, i.e., it radiates as a perfect blackbody at a temperature of 288 K. The radiance from that layer is I0
There is a layer of air 1000 m thick with 380 ppm carbon dioxide at a temperature of 278 K. There is another layer of air 1000 m thick with 380 ppm carbon dioxide at 268 K. All layers are at a constant pressure of one atmosphere.
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This post is part of a primer on infrared spectroscopy and global warming. The previous post discusses the issue of saturation in the 14-micron band of carbon dioxide in a single-layer model. The post before that discusses Beer's Law, and is a necessary prerequisite to understanding this post. This post starts to look beyond the single-layer model, by discussing a two-layer model, and beginning a discussion of radiative transfer.
Friday, April 2, 2010
This post is part of a primer on infrared spectroscopy and global warming. The previous post discusses Beer's Law, and is a necessary prerequisite to understanding this post. The previous post also introduced the idea of saturation of a single layer model. This post looks more deeply at the single-layer model and the saturation of the 15-micron band of carbon dioxide.