Feldman, Collins, and Far IR Warming Sources
Sources: LBNL News Center, and Dan Hawkes
As reported in a Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) article published today (Nov. 3, 2014), ESD climate scientists Dan Feldman and Bill Collins have identified a mechanism that could turn out to be a big contributor to warming in the Arctic region and melting sea ice. The key to this mechanism is the long-wavelength region of the electromagnetic spectrum called far infrared.
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Citation: Feldman, D.R., W.D. Collins, R. Pincus, X. Huang, and X. Chen (2014), Far-infrared surface emissivity and climate. PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1413640111.
Funding Source: DOE Office of Science, NASA