Introduction to an Atmospheric Radiation Model
An online atmospheric radiation model will be introduced and used to explain the technical details of the mechanism for global warming. Fundamental principles of the global energy balance, radiant energy transfer, and the atmosphere will be applied. The MODTRAN Infrared Light in the Atmosphere (MILIA) model will be used to demonstrate reduced energy escape to space by greenhouse gases, the power of methane as a greenhouse gas, and the role of water vapor. Some common misconceptions about global warming will be addressed. The information will be taken from "Introduction to an Atmospheric Radiation Model" Chemical Engineering Progress, May 2022.
CHARLES A. BROWN, P.E., is a retired Chemical Engineer with a keen interest in the science of global warming. He received his chemical engineering degree from Washington State University (BS, 1973) and his engineering degree with emphasis in environmental from the University of Washington (MS, 1982). His career included process engineering and process design work in petroleum refining (BP, VECO), air pollution control and regulations (Radian), aluminum production (Kaiser), and nuclear power reactor support systems (General Atomic). He has been an Instructor for “Designing Air Pollution Control Equipment” for AIChE Education, a previous Director of the Environmental Division, past Chair for the Puget Sound Local Section, and is the current Senior Vice Chair for the VLS.
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