This is the third article in the series about Radiative Heat Transfer (RHT). In the previous two articles I have described the basics and then gone over one example. That first example is comparable to how the Earth gets energy from the sun. The example was that of a fire warming up a person’s hands […]
This is a continuation of the Radiative Heat Transfer series. If covers the actual energy transfer between two bodies. It is broken into two parts. The first part describes the nature of heat transfer and then builds upon the fire analogy from the first article.
The linchpin of the global warming debate centers on what the impact is of increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. If there is little to no impact, then there is not problem. If it does make a big difference, then there is reason to worry. That question is answered through the analysis of radiative heat transfer. This is the most misunderstood science in the entire debate. This is meant to be a simple overview of radiative heat transfer (RHT).