The Runaway Greenhouse and the Accumulation of CO2 in the Venus Atmosphere

  title={The Runaway Greenhouse and the Accumulation of CO2 in the Venus Atmosphere},
  author={S. I. Rasool and Catherine de Bergh},
Conditions on Earth would be as hostile as on Venus if the Earth were closer to the Sun by only 6–10 million miles. 
Runaway greenhouse atmospheres: Applications to Earth and Venus
Runaway greenhouse atmospheres are discussed from a theoretical standpoint and with respect to various practical situation in which they might occur. The following subject areas are covered: (1)
Evolution of the Solar System
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The waters of the Earth
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The runaway greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
  • C. Goldblatt, A. Watson
  • Physics, Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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The good news is that almost all lines of evidence lead us to believe that it is unlikely to be possible, even in principle, to trigger full a runaway greenhouse by addition of non-condensible greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Possible Climatic Changes from Carbon Dioxide Increase in the Atmosphere
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Integrated Management of Water Resources
It is impossible to understand the working of the earth system without a clear understanding of the role of water as part of both the physical geosystem and of the biosphere. It has become
Earth and Mars: Evolution of Atmospheres and Surface Temperatures
Solar evolution implies, for contemporary albedos and atmospheric composition, global mean temperatures below the freezing point of seawater less than 2.3 aeons ago, contrary to geologic and
The stability of climate on Venus
The climate of Venus is to a large degree controlled by the radiative properties of its massive atmosphere. However, volcanic outgassing and surface-atmosphere interactions may moderate the


Planetary Probe: Origin of Atmosphere of Venus
The high temperatures and chemical composition, as determined by space probe and terrestrial observation, suggest that the present atmosphere of Venus has formed by chemical interaction with the
The Runaway Greenhouse: A History of Water on Venus
Radiative-convective equilibrium models of planetary atmospheres are discussed for the case when the infrared opacity is due to a vapor in equilibrium with its liquid or solid phase. For a grey gas,
Origin of planetary atmospheres
The near absence of noble gases on earth, other than those of radioactive origin, indicates that the earth was formed by the accumulation of planetesimals; this process systematically excluded all
Carbon dioxide absorption for path lengths applicable to the atmosphere of Venus
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The ratio of deuterium to hydrogen in the Venus atmosphere
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