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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Why does temperature rise even after the input of solar energy declines?

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The reason for the rise in temperature even after declining of the solar energy input.

Explanation

The solar radiations reaching the Earth’s surface are shortwave radiations and a part of it is absorbed by the surface. However, the surface radiates the absorbed energy back into the atmosphere in the form of longwave radiations.

The Earth’s atmosphere does not allow the penetration of longwave radiations into the space. Instead, the greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane present in the atmosphere absorb the longwave radiations and thus heat the atmosphere and the surface...

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