Where does CO2 in Antarctica cool the atmosphere ?


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In a recent study we have shown that for the high altitude plateau in Antarctica CO2 causes a surplus in infrared emission to space compared to what is emitted from the surface. This corresponds to a negative greenhouse effect, and is due to the fact that for this region the surface is typically colder than the atmosphere above, opposite to the rest of the world. As a consequence, for this region an increase in CO2 leads to an increase in the energy loss to space, leading to an increase in the negative greenhouse effect. We now studied in more detail the radiative effect of CO2 and compared the results with available measurements from Antarctica.



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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, 17 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016, Vienna, Austria.
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Schmithüsen, H. , Notholt, J. , König-Langlo, G. , Lemke, P. and Jung, T. (2016): Where does CO2 in Antarctica cool the atmosphere ? , European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17 April 2016 - 22 April 2016 .


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