Greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere include:
These greenhouse gases:
The diagram gives more details about this process. It is called the greenhouse effect.
Name three greenhouse gases.
Carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour.
Different substances in the atmosphere may absorb, transmit or reflect electromagnetic waves in different ways, depending on the wavelengths of the radiation.
|Gas||Short wavelength radiation (eg ultra violet)||Long wavelength radiation (eg infra red)|
The information in the table shows that carbon dioxide and methane are greenhouse gases because they absorb the long wavelength radiation from the Earth.