CO2 Science

Slide 2 in this series. 


CO2 like other IRGs can absorb a IR photon at specific wavelengths. Once absorbed the molecule vibrates like the doors on a car opening and closing automatically.  This is the nature of the quantum mechanics of CO2. 

However this photon can be released into thermal energy or with a release of another photon by either a collision or a re-radiation event.  What we find amazing is that this phenomena although studied have not been tested and statistics vs temp and density taken experimentally.


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NEXT:  The photon energy or incoming spectra coming into earth's atmosphere is reasonably well understood, although its variability is not. 



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