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Publikācija: Climate as a Result of the Earth Heat Reflection

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in ERIH database, in INT1 or INT2 category journals
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Climate as a Result of the Earth Heat Reflection
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Jēkabs Barkāns
Diāna Žalostība
Keywords climate change
Abstract The authors show that the mean global temperature – and, therefore, climate – is determined mainly by the reflected portion of the total heat received from the Sun. The heat reflected directly by infra-red radiation is insufficient for maintenance of the temperature necessary for the Earth life, since it is limited by absorption windows created by green-house gases (mainly water molecules). The deficient heat is transported by a strong vertical convective air stream – a component of the total air circulation. This heat – limited only by Newton’s law – is delivered to the upper troposphere layers not containing water molecules, from where it is dissipated, practically unlimitedly, at the infra-red radiation wavelengths corresponding to cooled media. The convection, in compliance with Newton’s law, creates a negative feed-back, which stabilizes the processes of temperature changes on the Earth reducing them by half.
Hyperlink: http://versita.metapress.com/content/121038/ 
Reference Barkāns, J., Žalostība, D. Climate as a Result of the Earth Heat Reflection. Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, 2009, No.2, pp.29-40. ISSN 0868-8257.
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