This series calculates lots of interesting things about absorption and emission of radiation in the atmosphere.
Part One – some background and basics
Part Two – some early results from a model with absorption and emission from basic physics and the HITRAN database
Part Three – Average Height of Emission – the complex subject of where the TOA radiation originated from, what is the “Average Height of Emission” and other questions
Part Four – Water Vapor – results of surface (downward) radiation and upward radiation at TOA as water vapor is changed
Part Five – The Code – code can be downloaded, includes some notes on each release
Part Six – Technical on Line Shapes – absorption lines get thineer as we move up through the atmosphere..
Part Seven – CO2 increases – changes to TOA in flux and spectrum as CO2 concentration is increased
Part Eight – CO2 Under Pressure – how the line width reduces (as we go up through the atmosphere) and what impact that has on CO2 increases
Part Nine – Reaching Equilibrium – when we start from some arbitrary point, how the climate model brings us back to equilibrium (for that case), and how the energy moves through the system
Part Ten – “Back Radiation” – calculations and expectations for surface radiation as CO2 is increased
Part Eleven – Stratospheric Cooling – why the stratosphere is expected to cool as CO2 increases
Part Twelve – Heating Rates – the cooling by radiation of the atmosphere at different heights due to different gases
Part Thirteen – Surface Emissivity – what happens when the earth’s surface is not a black body – useful to understand seeing as it isn’t..