Authors

Madeline Otto

Publication Date

4-26-2019

Faculty Advisor

Paige Hall

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Abstract

Infrared Spectra were taken of carbon dioxide gas to calculate Radiative Forcing (RF) through IR cross-section analysis, as a beginning of the creation of a new Physical Chemistry laboratory series that investigates Greenhouse Gases and leads students to calculate Global Warming Potential (GWP). The average RF value was 4.29 x 10-4, compared to a literature3 value of 1.4 x 10-5 W m-2. Refinement of the experimental setup must occur as next steps in this research, in order to test more gases (nitrous oxide and methane) and to calculate their GWPs.

Subjects

Chemistry, Physical and theoretical; Radiative Forcing; Greenhouse gases; Global warming--Research

Publication Information

CHM 493N Senior Honors Project

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Document Type

Student Project

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