Measure earth temperature from the moon

by leon garner
(vic australia)

Man, It's hot in here.

Man, It's hot in here.

If the global warming argument is correct you would expect to see a reduction in earth's temperature as measured from a station positioned on the moon. This would seem to be a simple experiment for NASA.


Barry's Response - The moon, or some other vantage point such as our satellites, some of which are equipped with the correct instruments and infrastructure. I don't quite get why a reduction; most would expect to see an increase in an experiment of this type.

Have a look at a bit more insight into how temperature profiles are derived from satellite data.

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Threat to human
by: Nicky

Global warming is one of the dangerous threats to mankind. The atmosphere above the moon is really different from earth. Pollution and deforestation are the main reasons for the global warming. Ozone layer is getting destroyed.

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explanation in part
by: leon garner

Hi Barry
I suggested the moon over satellite images to give a global measure. I was a bit loose with the term "temperature", and meant the energy irradiated into space from the earth. Measurement of incident (Ii) and irradiated energy (Ir2) would give a measure of the greenhouse effect (gh). An increase in greenhouse gases might be expected to lead to a reduction in emitted radiation (Ir2).

Ts=Fn(Ii-Ir2), where Ir2=Ir1(1-gh)

I am sure it has all been done?

Barry's Response - I see, that reduction in emitted energy would correspond, and lead to, an incremental change in the earth's temperature, because more is left behind on earth. What happens after that is a new equilibrium would reached, resulting in a new, higher level of energy emitted overall. And, eventually, this positive change would overshadow the negative change that caused it in the first place.

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