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Dependence of Earth's Thermal Radiation on Five Most Abundant Greenhouse Gases.

  title={Dependence of Earth's Thermal Radiation on Five Most Abundant Greenhouse Gases.},
  author={William Arie van Wijngaarden and William Happer},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
The atmospheric temperatures and concentrations of Earth's five most important, greenhouse gases, H$_2$O, CO$_2$, O$_3$, N$_2$O and CH$_4$ control the cloud-free, thermal radiative flux from the Earth to outer space. Over 1/3 million lines having strengths as low as $10^{-27}$ cm of the HITRAN database were used to evaluate the dependence of the forcing on the gas concentrations. For a hypothetical, optically thin atmosphere, where there is negligible saturation of the absorption bands, or… 
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