EES 3310/5310

Review of Greenhouse Effect

Class #7 (Wed., Feb 2)

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If you have a laptop or tablet that you can bring to class and connect to the internet, I recommend you do so today so you can work along with me in using the online models.


No new reading for today.


As you prepare for class, think about:

  • What makes some greenhouse gases more powerful than others?
  • What are the important differences between the layer-model approach to calculating temperature and the skin-model on pp. 45–46?
  • How does band saturation work? How can you recognize saturation in MODTRAN?
  • How do you use MODTRAN to calculate the effect of doubling CO2?
  • How do you use the full-spectrum model to calculate the effect of doubling CO2?