The Thermal Amplifier Model allows CO2, O2, H2O oceanic and H2O ICE to be modelled as integral components of the climate engine.
1. CO2 is the thermal blanket for the biosphere, due to its concentration and greenhouse characteristics, and maintains temperature in a norrow band over millenia, despite the Milankovich variation.
CO2 levels fall gradually over millenia due to Carbon sequestriation, and if are not balanced by volcanic outgassing the average global temperature falls.
2. If the temperature of the earth falls below 0 degC Vostok equivalent H2O oceanic effects increase negative insolation due to the CO2 absorption gradient of the OCEAN and the earth becomes increasingly colder.
3. Within 2-3 million years the negative effects of temperature becomes increasingly more dominant, and because of continental ICE formation (at temperatures of -4 degC Vostok equivalent) the temperature of the earth flips due to increasing ALBEDO and temperature drops increase to an average of -8 degC Vostok equivalent.
4. Finally O2 has existed in the atmosphere only since the BIOSPHERE evolved, its primary function is to protect the biosphere. Because it is highly reactive, it freely combines with more potent greenhouse gases such as CH4, and maintains the predominance of CO2 as the temperature regulator.
03 Feb 2011