The Greenhouse Effect and Stratospheric Change

  • Keith P. Shine
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)


The stratosphere exerts an influence on the troposphere, and tropospheric climate change, in a number of ways. This paper will concentrate on the radiative interaction. The stratosphere (and overlying atmosphere) intercepts some of the solar radiation incident at the top of the atmosphere and reduces the energy reaching the troposphere. The stratosphere also emits thermal infrared (i.r.) energy, some of which reaches, and warms, the troposphere. Similarly, the radiative balance of the stratosphere is influenced by thermal i.r. emission by the troposphere.


Stratospheric Ozone Stratospheric Aerosol Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Stratospheric Temperature Radiative Equilibrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith P. Shine
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  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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