This book sets out to give a rigorous mathematical description of the greenhouse effect through the theory of infrared atmospheric emission. In contrast to traditional climatological analysis, this approach eschews empirical relations in favour of a strict thermodynamical derivation, based on data from NASA and from the HITRAN spectroscopy database. The results highlight new aspects of the role of clouds in the greenhouse effect.
Includes the fundamentals of atmospheric physics and thermodynamics of atmospheric emission.
Based on a wide range of atmospheric data.
With considerations on the effects of emissions generated by humans.
Boris M. Smirnov, Russian Acadamy of Sciences, Russia.