Atmospheric green house effect

by N.Pavan kumar

Atmospheric green house effect

Atmospheric green house effect

See the heating of the planet's surface arising from the blanketing effect of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the air.

What gases? carbon-dioxide, Nitrous oxide, Methane and Chloro flurocarbons. We know most about carbon dioxide because it gets the most publicity. Take note that Ozone and sulphur dioxide act as serious pollutants and may contribute to global warming as well.

Barry's Response - Earth's climate is driven by energy from the sun. A lot of that radiation bounces off the earth or the air and clouds above. Almost half of the energy stays here and warms up the planet's surface. Our earth has to let the heat out eventually.

How does the atmospheric green house effect work? Blackbody infrared radiation tries to escape heat. Some of the energy passes through the air, some is absorbed and transmitted upward and downward. It happens all the time.

The greenhouse effect increases when the atmosphere gets better at absorbing and stopping the outgoing heat, so the atmosphere stays warmer. Even at the "new level" (higher global temperatures), the earth loses the same amount of heat as it gains. Scientists call that an equilibrium. As the absorption characteristics in the atmosphere change, higher global temperatures are needed to keep heat-flow equilibrium by producing the right mix of emitted radiation wavelengths.

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Let's simplify it and explain it in an easy-to-understand manner

We all need to be aware of how we use energy and take care of our planet. All of us can help keep our planet a healthy and comfortable place to live by using cleaner and greener energy sources, planting trees, and reducing waste. So now that brings up climate change. A big reason the Earth is getting warmer is the "blanketing effect" caused by certain gases in the air.

Think of the Earth as a cozy house, and the atmosphere as a blanket. We keep warm with this blanket because it traps some of the sun's heat. We've been adding extra "blankets" to the atmosphere like carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

CO2 is like the star in this story because it gets all the attention. Carbon dioxide comes from burning fossil fuels (like oil and gas) and cutting down trees. Our "blanket" gets thicker when we use cars, factories, and machines.

Methane and nitrous oxide are also bad. Cow burps (yes, really!) and old landfills release methane. Fertilizers produce nitrous oxide. CO2 isn't the only gas that contributes to global warming, but these gases do as well.

CFCs, on the other hand, were used in refrigerators and aerosol sprays. Even though they're not used much anymore, they're powerful blanket makers. Now let's talk about two other pollutants that contribute to warming: ozone and sulfur dioxide. High up in the atmosphere, ozone protects us from the sun's harmful rays. Where we live, it's a problem because it traps heat like a mini-blanket.

The main source of sulfur dioxide is burning dirty fuels like coal. In combination with other pollutants, it can make clouds that reflect the sun's heat back into space, but it can also warm the Earth.

Last but not least, water vapor! In the atmosphere, it acts like a "natural blanket." This "natural blanket" gets thicker as the Earth gets warmer.

Extra "blankets" and "mini-blankets" make the Earth warmer than it should be, like when you wear too many sweaters. We could see big changes in our climate, like melting ice, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather.

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by: Anonymous

Your post is very impressive and i like to read it because you have told us about green house effect in your post and this is very important for our environment.

From Barry - Certain gases in the atmosphere, like carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat and cause the Earth's temperature to rise. It helps regulate the climate and makes it more suitable for living things, so it's important for sustaining life on Earth.

by: Anonymous

Great post this is realy an owsome post because today we need to clean our envirnment so we can live in natural and healthy life so that why we have to use the green house effect for this this is very informative for us thank you to share it with us.

From Barry - By using renewable energy sources like solar and wind, we can reduce our carbon footprint. Recycling and composting can also reduce waste. Last but not least, we need to plant more trees to absorb carbon dioxide.

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by: Anonymous

Green House gases are considered most dangerous to the environment and cause harm to Ozone Layer. I found is the place where you can get good answers about Green House Gases and their effects. Any harm to Ozone layer is considered as dangerous impact on Human population.

From Barry - Greenhouse gases cause the most harm to the environment and the ozone layer. You can get good answers about Green House Gases here. Human population is at risk if Ozone layer is damaged.

by: Ben

This is actually true. Our earth actually is covered by a blanket of ionosphere which protects us from radiation and all those smoke and stuff provide a green house effect which keeps us warm in drastic conditions.

From Barry - The ozone layer also protects us from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Ozone molecules absorb UV radiation and turn it into heat. It helps regulate Earth's temperature by releasing heat into the atmosphere.

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by: Anonymous

I would welcome a rise in temperature, our winters are much too long.

From Barry - Climate change would extend the growing season for many crops, which would increase agricultural productivity. It would also mean we could enjoy outdoor activities for longer periods of time, which would be good for our mental and physical health.

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