Climate Physics

Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: References

Miskolszi (2007): Greenhouse effect in semi-transparent planetary atmospheres. IDŐJÁRÁS, Vol. 111, No. 1, January–March 2007, pp. 1–40. PDF

Miklos Zagoni (December 18, 2009): Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: CO2 cannot cause any more global warming. SPPI Original Paper.

Miskolczi (2010): The stable stationary value of the earth’s global average atmospheric Planck-weighted Greenhouse-gas optical thickness. PDF

Discussion with Miklos Zagoni (2011)

Miskolczi (2011): The stable stationary value of the Earth’s global average atmospheric infrared optical thickness. EGU2011 Vienna. PDF


According to the simple-minded or ‘classic’ view of  circulation, the greenhouse effect the global average greenhouse temperature change may be estimated by the direct application of the Beer-Lambert law moderated by local or regional scale weather phenomena (R. Pierrehumbert, A. Lacis, R. Spencer, R. Lindzen, A. P. Smith, H. de Bruin, J. Abraham et al., J. Hansen et al.,and many others)*. This is not true.

The greenhouse effect is a global scale  radiative phenomenon and cannot be discussed  without the explicit quantitative understanding of the global characteristics of the IR atmospheric absorption and its governing physical principles.

The dynamics of the greenhouse effect depend on the dynamics of the absorbed solar radiation and the space-time distribution of the atmospheric humidity. The global distribution of the IR optical thickness is fundamentally stochastic. The instantaneous effective values are governed by the turbulent mixing of H2O in the air and the global (meridional) redistribution of the thermal energy resulted from the general (atmospheric and oceanic) circulation.

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