- two-way propagation of electromagnetic waves
- one-way heat transfer by electromagnetic waves.
torsdag 3 februari 2011
"Backradiation" Confusion from Light as Particles
In the article Computational Blackbody Radiation in Slaying the Sky Dragon I analyze radiative transfer by electromagnetic waves. I find that it is important to make a distinction between
I consider a forced wave equation with radiation combined with a dissipative effect from finite precision computation. I find one-way heat transfer from warm to cold as a result of the dissipative finite precision effect with high-frequency cut-off.
I am thus led to a resolution of the main mystery of classical wave mechanics of the ultra-violet catastrophy based on deterministic finite precision computation, to be compared with Planck's resolution by statistics of energy quanta. I thus use deterministic finite precision wave mechanics along the lines of Planck's first attempts to solve the mystery, which Planck in a "moment of despair" had to give up and replace by particle statistics.
In particular I show that the wave model does not allow any "backradiation" as heat transfer from cold to warm, since that would correspond to an unstable negative dissipative effect. The wave model thus contradicts the basic postulate of climate alarmism of "backradiation" or "downwelling flux of heat energy" from the atmosphere to the Earth surface.
The idea of "backradiation" comes from not making the distinction between (i) propagation of electromagnetic waves and (ii) heat transfer by electromagnetic waves, which is contained in the wave model.
This confusion comes from viewing radiation as streams of photon particles (wave propagation) carrying heat energy (heat transfer), which does not allow making a distinction between two-way wave propagation and one-way heat transfer. With such a particle model one is forced into the two-way transfer of energy because energy is tied to particles and particles must be allowed to propagate two-way.
Thus the idea of "backradiation" and "downwelling flux of heat energy" is born from a primitive particle model of radiative heat transfer, which in the light of a less primitive wave mechanical is shown to be a fictitious non-physical phenomenon.
CO2 climate alarmism is thus based on a fictitious non-physical phenomenon, and thus is entirely "man-made".