Introduction

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Abstract

Earth, our planet, would be a rather cold place if the solar energy absorbed by the surface could be radiated back to space without any obstruction. The equilibrium global average surface temperature would be about-19°C instead of the current much higher temperature of approximately +14°C (Le Treut et al. 2007). Already Fourier, the famous French mathematician-physicist guessed that the atmosphere somehow slows down the departure of energy from the Earth (Fourier 1827).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtmospheric Greenhouse Gases
Subtitle of host publicationThe Hungarian Perspective
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789048199495
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Haszpra, L. (2011). Introduction. In Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases: The Hungarian Perspective (pp. 1-5). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9950-1_1