Monthly Archives: September 2011

How well do you understand radiant heat transfer?

A problem for the physics minded among you: Given: • Two parallel plates, separated by a distance of 20 meters. • The first plate is continuously heated to maintain a temperature of 350 k • The second plate is continuously cooled … Continue reading

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CO2 absorption is not xeno’s paradox

One argument for CO2 absorption continuing to increase is that, each layer of the atmosphere radiates onto the next, while the pressure of the atmosphere drops, hence one can never get to saturation. This is similar to Xeno’s paradox of … Continue reading

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