The Greenhouse Effect and the Infrared Radiative Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere
Written by PSI Staff
In steady state, the planetary surface (as seen from space) shows no greenhouse effect whatsoever. So says Dr. Ferenc Mark Miskolczi of the Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in a breathtaking new study.
Warning that climate scientists may have taken a wrong turn in attributing climate change to variability of atmospheric CO2 concentrations, the author asserts, “research must continue to find and establish the real causes and the true trends in global temperature change that may be present behind the natural fluctuations.”
As with an increasing number of esteemed independent climate researchers, Miskolczi finds that “The greenhouse science is not settled, the presented results warrant further efforts to investigate many details of the surface radiative equilibrium processes.”
Reacting to the new paper respected Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball, said, “One of the reasons I admire Ferenc is the attacks on him by those who have created the greenhouse deception. It is almost always a sign the person is onto the truth.”
Astrophysicist and fellow independent climate analyst, Joseph E Postma commented, “Ferenc is an astrophysicist too. No wonder he began to see through the bad physics. If there was such a thing as a radiative greenhouse gas effect, astrophysicists would know about it in stars.”
Here is what Eduardo Ferreyra said. “James Hansen [former chief NASA climate scientist] admired Miskolczi mathematical ability and brought him into NASA/GISS… but when Miskolczi began undermining Hansen agenda he fired him.”
Ferenc Mark Miskolczi
Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Csatkai Endre u. 6-8, 9400 Sopron, Hungary
This paper presents observed atmospheric thermal and humidity structures and global scale simulations of the infrared absorption properties of the Earth’s atmosphere. These data show that the global average clear sky greenhouse effect has remained unchanged with time. A theoretically predicted infrared optical thickness is fully consistent with, and supports the observed value. It also facilitates the theoretical determination of the planetary radiative equilibrium cloud cover, cloud altitude and Bond albedo. In steady state, the planetary surface (as seen from space) shows no greenhouse effect: the all-sky surface upward radiation is equal to the available solar radiation.
The all-sky climatological greenhouse effect (the difference of the all-sky surface upward flux and absorbed solar flux) at this surface is equal to the reflected solar radiation. The planetary radiative balance is maintained by the equilibrium cloud cover which is equal to the theoretical equilibrium clear sky transfer function. The Wien temperature of the all sky emission spectrum is locked closely to the thermodynamic triple point of the water assuring the maximum radiation entropy. The stability and natural fluctuations of the global average surface temperature of the heterogeneous system are ultimately determined by the phase changes of water. Many authors have proposed a greenhouse effect due to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. The present analysis shows that such an effect is impossible.
Conclusions (end part)
The quantitative proof of the radiative equilibrium state of the Earth-atmosphere system is alone a remarkable achievement of planetary science. The proposition here is to consider the global average cloud cover as the only component of the climate system, which is able to respond to and regulate the planetary radiation budget in a relatively short time. The greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is a global scale equilibrium process which rests on the chaotic nature of the humidity field and the stability of the total atmospheric mass. Consequently, none of any local or regional weather phenomenon is related directly to its magnitude and tendency.
Unfortunately the Nobel Laureate IPCC is not a scientific authority, and their claim of the consensus and the settled greenhouse science is meaningless. The quantitative results of this paper massively contradict the CO2 greenhouse effect based AGW hypothesis of IPCC.
In our view the greenhouse phenomenon, as it was postulated by J. Fourier (1824), estimated by S. Arrhenius (1906), first quantified by S. Manabe and R. Wetherald (1967), explained by R. Lindzen (2007), and endorsed by the National Academy of Science and the Royal Society (2014), simple does not exist.
However, research must continue to find and establish the real causes and the true trends in global temperature change that may be present behind the natural fluctuations. The greenhouse science is not settled, the presented results warrant further efforts to investigate many details of the surface radiative equilibrium processes.