Greenhouse Effect: Greenhouse Gases and Their Impact on Global Warming

Darkwah Williams Kweku *

Department of Environmental Engineering, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing, China and Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Odum Bismark

Department of Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, College of Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

Addae Maxwell

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

Koomson Ato Desmond

Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Kwakye Benjamin Danso

Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

Ewurabena Asante Oti-Mensah

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

Asenso Theophilus Quachie

Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

Buanya Beryl Adormaa

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The Greenhouse effect is a leading factor in keeping the Earth warm because it keeps some of the planet's heat that would otherwise escape from the atmosphere out to space. The study report on the Greenhouse gases and their impact on Global warming. Without the greenhouse effect the Earth's average global temperature would be much colder and life on Earth as we know it would be impossible.

Greenhouse gases include water vapor, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide (N2O) and other gases. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases turn like a blanket, gripping Infra-Red radiation and preventing it from escaping into outer space. The clear effect of the greenhouse gases is the stable heating of Earth's atmosphere and surface, thus, global warming. 

The ability of certain gases, greenhouse gases, to be transparent to inbound visible light from the sun, yet opaque to the energy radiated from the earth is one of the best still events in the atmospheric sciences. The existence of greenhouse effect is what makes the earth a comfortable place for life.

The study also reveals the importance of greenhouse gases to the warming of the planet earth.

Keywords: Greenhouse gases, global warming, greenhouse effect, global temperature, atmosphere


How to Cite

Kweku, D. W., Bismark, O., Maxwell, A., Desmond, K. A., Danso, K. B., Oti-Mensah, E. A., Quachie, A. T., & Adormaa, B. B. (2018). Greenhouse Effect: Greenhouse Gases and Their Impact on Global Warming. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 17(6), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.9734/JSRR/2017/39630

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