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Old 01-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by Narrow Head View Post
It's not my math, the thermo retention properties of .000382 atmospheric concentration of CO2. That number does not exist. CO2 saturates at 10 meters.

The entire theory is dependent on the accuracy of the computer models ability to quantify spectral broadening that cannot be measured.

Any chemist with a baro chamber could put that theory to test...most don't need to, as they already know the results.

Thank you. You are quite correct that water vapor plays a dominant position as a Greenhouse Gas. That is what your "saturation" comment is leading to by dismissing CO 2 contribution. But you are focusing on the wrong end of the atmosphere there at the surface. The Sun is Millions of degrees in its center but the sun does not throw that temperature out into space at its surface (thank whatever). The Sun acts like a black body of about 6000 degrees C. radiated from the Photosphere. That is where radiation can escape the interaction with the diminishing plasma material. The same is true with the Earth. The energy balance is controlled at the top of startosphere. That is the radiating source out. Adding CO 2 even to Venus will add positive push to the atmosphere's below temperature.
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