The well named Hockeyschtick (did Eli say something about nyms?) has pulled a piece out of either by Herman Harde. To set the stage, Harde, of course, is a professor at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, aka the Bundeswehr Univesitaet. His presence there also is at least a strong clue about who invited Murry Salby to give a talk last year and Harde is a luminary in the German denial of the possibility of really bad climate change group EIKE.
Eli wrote something about this in 2011 when Harde was all the rage, but Ceist has noticed a few things, about the latest, namely that it is spreading like Ebola amongst the blogs of denial of climate change, now known as the blogs of denial of the possibility of really bad climate change, or DPPRBC for short, so Eli thought he would take a look.
Indeed the original of which Eli said that while the treatment of radiative transfer was nice, there were some things missing, like a few layers of atmosphere has been filed on. Prof. Harde has continued to learn about atmospheric physics and published a few papers and a book. So Eli, being a RTFR type of bunny went and read them starting with the original, an abstract for the 2011 EGU conference, a, what looks like self published, book that appeared in 2011, and finally a paper that appears in the International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences last year and something else that appeared in 2013 in thepredatory press, in this case the Open Journal of Atmospheric and Climate Change. Ceist can tell you about that journal
LOL! Thought I'd share something hilarious. I just looked up the Service address of Scientific Online Publishingbut Eli is a much more serious bunny.
498 W. Alton St., Nashville, IL 62263, UNITED STATES
It’s a single family home in a residential area in Nashville Illinois. It shares the same address as a Chinese company which sells anticorrosive paint.
Directions - Fangdai Wen - SINA COVA - 498 W Alton St , nashville, IL, 62263
Nothing suspicious about that publisher at all. *grin*
Experience has shown the Rabett to first examine conclusions and assumptions before diving into the hieroglyphics, aka the math. He has Nick Stokes and Deep for that. So the first thing that popped out was Figure 18 from the IJAS paper showing total upwelling radiation in 12.5 km altitude (blue) and emission of only the atmosphere by water vapour and CO2 (green). Surface radiation is shown as pink line.
2 peak. To check Eli hied himself over to David Archer's new and updated MODTRAN window and ran a 12.5 km view. Looking below there appears to be a lot less water vapor.