Carbon dioxide absorbs infrared light, as I understand it. Does that mean that carbon dioxide also retains more heat? Because it absorbs more energy? [non visible light which I guess is still energy}. What other gases absorb infrared. Is there a homemade tool that would allow me to see which gases absorb infrared? Where does infrared energy go?
By Siv Schwink
September 26, 2013
NSF WIDER Program aims to increase numbers and diversity in U.S. STEM degree programs
If you have questions about the Department of Physics or ideas for other stories, contact Siv Schwink, 217.300.2201
Department of Physics 1110 West Green Street Urbana, IL 61801-3080Physics Library | Contact Us | My.Physics | Privacy Statement | Copyright Statement