International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences / 2017 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Radiation Transfer Calculations and Assessment of Global Warming by CO2

Table 7

Comparison of calculated fluxes under regular atmospheric conditions with the TFK data.

Flux (W/m2)This modelTFK data

sw: incoming solar radiation 341.3 341.3

  backscattered from molecules 14.1
  backscattered from clouds 65.0
  together backscattered 79.0 79
  reflected at Earth’s surface 22.9 23
  total reflected solar radiation 101.9 101.9

  absorbed by O3, 27.3
     clouds, 19.1
     water vapor, CO2, CH4 31.6
  total absorption of atmosphere 78.0 78.0

  absorption in surface 161.3 161

lw: surface radiation 396.3 396

  absorbed by GH-gases 327.3
  absorbed by clouds19.5
  backscattered by clouds 9.5
  absorb. & scat. surface radiation 356.3 356

  sensible heat 17.0 17
  latent heat 80.0 80

  total absorption in atmosph. 521.8

  outgoing radiation fr. atmosph. 199.3 199
  outgoing directly from surface 40.0 40
  total outgoing radiation 239.4 238.5

  back-radiation 331.9 333
  net emission of surface 64.4

total outgoing radiation at TOA 341.3 340.4