Originally posted by Rudy2shoes
reply to post by Uncinus
Is radiation budget, in any of the info on your site?
I am discussing airline industry, not roofing industry.
The roofing industry affects the radiation budget, which is why I mentioned it.
And yes, if you do a google, search, you'll see that "radiation budget" is mentioned in 19 different pages on ContrailScience.com:
site:contrailscience.com "radiation budget"
And the related term "radiative forcing" is mentioned 8 times:
site:contrailscience.com "radiative forcing"
It would be a lot more, but I like to discuss things in more easily understandable terms:
= an accounting of the incoming radiation (heat and light) from the sun, and the outgoing radiation. A list of all the effects
on incoming radiation (solar variability, daytime cloud cover, pollution, etc.) and outgoing radiation (reflectivity, greenhouse gasses, night time
cloud cover, etc, ).
= the difference between incoming and outgoing radiation. i.e. the bottom line of the radiation budget. A single number that
can be positive or negative.
They are just numbers that you measure. Most of the research into radiative forcing is trying to figure out exactly how much things like pollution has
an effect on both incoming and outgoing radiation.
SRM (Solar Radiation Management) is an attempt to adjust the budget, to change the bottom line, and reflect a bit more radiation out into space.
Currently the only time people are doing this deliberately is by painting roofs white. However there are several ideas about how we might do it in the
future. Spraying things from planes is one such idea, but nobody is currently doing SRM that way (unless they are doing it undetectably).
on 20-10-2012 by Uncinus because: links
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