Through well known formulas for obtaining the mean free path length of a photon stream from the surface without colliding with a molecule of carbon dioxide is calculated. The outcome of the algorithm indicates a value of 48.02 meters. I have calculated also the time that a photon takes on leaving the atmosphere without colliding with a molecule of carbon dioxide, which is 0.411 seconds.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very important molecule for life on Earth. Carbon dioxide is taken in from the atmosphere by photosynthetic organisms, which use the molecules of CO2 on building more complex substances where the energy transferred from the photons to the molecules of chlorophyll is stored.
The CO2 is diluted in the atmosphere in a concentration of 0.038%, and it has been proposed by the IPCC as a main driver of the climate on Earth. Contrary to what the IPCC proposes, the physics of the thermal energy transfer indicates smashingly that the CO2 is not capable of changing the temperature of the atmosphere in a significant way.
The current assessment demonstrates that the molecules of CO2 are extremely dispersed through the bulk volume of the atmosphere in such way that its efficiency for capturing photons emitted from the surface is extremely low.
The objectives of this didactic article are to demonstrate that the mean free path length of the photon stream doesn't change significantly the total emissivity of the CO2 and that the time a photon takes for leaving the atmosphere out to the space, without colliding with a molecule of CO2 is extremely low.
to download PDF file "Mean Free Path of Photons through the Troposphere and Time of Crossing Path of Photons Leaving the Troposphere Without Colliding with a Molecule of Carbon Dioxide and/or a Molecule of Water Vapor". by Dr. Nasif S. Nahle, Scientific Research Director at Biology Cabinet