Journal of Geology and Geoscience
Recent Discoveries in Atmospheric Physics and their Consequences on Climate Mitigation
CH-8152 Glattbrugg/Zürich, Switzerland
After reviewing the respective science history from Newton to Planck, the two novel and recently published detection methods are reported which have been developed and mathematically modeled by the author. Their results are basically questioning the conventional theory,particularly the greenhouse theory, providing a better understanding of atmospheric processes and delivering practical clues for mitigating the climate.The first method concerns the measurement of temperature enhancement of gases irradiated by infrared light, while the second method allows the direct determination of the solar absorption coefficients of coloured opaque materials. In both cases, the irradiated material is warmed up to a steady limiting temperature where the intensity of the absorbed light is equal to the intensity of the emitted radiation or heat. An eminent theoretical finding of the author was delivered by the evidence that the intensity of the thermal emission of gases is proportional to the collisional frequency of the gas particles. Based on this assumption, and verified by measurements at two distinct locations differingin their altitudes and thus in their respective atmospheric pressures, a direct dependence of the atmospheric counter-radiation intensity on the pressure and on the square root of the absolute temperature could be found. This physical law explains the paradox that the temperatures on mountains are generally lower than those in lowlands, in spite of the higher solar radiation intensity on mountains. Moreover, it clearly proves that atmospheric trace gases such as carbon-dioxide do not have any influence on the climate.