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The Application of the Dynamic Atmosphere Energy Transport Climate Model (DAET) to Earth's Semi-Opaque Troposphere
  • Philip Mulholland,
  • Stephen Paul Rathbone Wilde
Philip Mulholland
Mulholland Geoscience

Corresponding Author:philip.mulholland@uclmail.net

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Stephen Paul Rathbone Wilde
Mulholland Geoscience


The objective of this work is to apply the Dynamic-Atmosphere Energy Transport (DAET) climate model to a study of the Earth's semi-opaque troposphere. In this analysis the concept of previous authors has been followed and the Earth's climate is treated as a single integrated structured system of solar energy collection, thermal energy retention and energy distribution across the Earth's surface. Unlike previous authors the hemispheric duality of the Earth's surface is modelled with two separate energy environments of a day lit hemisphere of net energy collection and a dark night surface of net energy loss as fundamental to the design. Using worked examples, it is shown how the Greenhouse Effect results from the summation of two separate physical atmospheric processes, both of which are mathematically equivalent and which together create an energy reservoir within the Earth's troposphere. These processes are the thermal radiant opacity blocking of radiative physics, and the process of adiabatic convection and conserved energy delivery to far distance of mass-motion physics. Both these processes involve the mathematical infinite summation of halves-of-halves of energy flux and are completely saturated at a surface atmospheric pressure of 1 Bar. It is concluded that the two fundamental controls on terrestrial planetary climate for a given solar system orbit are the downwelling high frequency energy reflection filter of planetary Bond Albedo, and the upwelling low frequency energy bypass to space filter of the Atmospheric Window.
08 Apr 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
16 Apr 2023Published in ESS Open Archive