Environmental Science for AP* (2nd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464108684
ISBN 13: 978-1-46410-868-6

Chapter 19 - Module 62 - Global Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect - AP Review Questions - Page 673: 3


The absorption and reradiation of infrared radiation by the atmosphere

Work Step by Step

Infrared radiation (long wave radiation) emitted by the earth's surface is absorbed by greenhouse gases, and they trap it and reflect back to earth's surface, making earth's surface warmer
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