Radiative forcings for 28 potential Archean greenhouse gases

  title={Radiative forcings for 28 potential Archean greenhouse gases},
  author={B. Byrne and C. Goldblatt},
  journal={Climate of The Past},
Abstract. Despite reduced insolation in the late Archean, evidence suggests a~warm climate which was likely sustained by a stronger greenhouse effect, the so-called faint young sun problem (FYSP). CO2 and CH4 are generally thought to be the mainstays of this enhanced greenhouse, though many other gases have been proposed. We present high accuracy radiative forcings for CO2, CH4, and 26 other gases, performing the radiative transfer calculations at line-by-line resolution and using HITRAN 2012… Expand
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