2011-01-14 06:13:59Excellent article by R.T. Pierrehumbert in Jan.2011 Physics Today
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"Infrared radiation and planetary temperature", by R.T. Pierrehumbert appearing in Jan.2011 edition of Physics today addresses the radiative physics issues pertaining to the establishment of planetary temperatures -- Earth's in particular, but also those of Mars, Venus, and even exoplanets. Nearly all of the questions raised and discussed in a recent post by Bob Guercio are addressed.  Even in my first reading I have found it amazingly informative. It would likely fall in the "expert" category, but this article, or a summary thereof, would be a great addition to Skeptical Science.

This is my first post here. I hope this is the appropriate forum and that the link worked.

 

2011-01-14 08:05:23A summary would be a good post
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If you're interested in writing a summary of this paper, that would be a great idea for a post. Or even split it up into several posts and tackle different subjects in each. There is one other thread where we've discussed this paper:

http://skepticalscience.com/thread.php?t=615&r=6