Definitions

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  • verb To emit again
  • verb To emit something (especially radiation) that has previously been absorbed

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Examples

  • The heating effect exerted by the atmosphere upon the earth because certain trace gases in the atmosphere water vapor, carbon dioxide, etc. absorb and reemit infrared radiation.

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  • My residence time measures the rate at which the total amount would diminish if we replaced all plants by carbon-eaters which do not reemit the carbon dioxide that they absorb.

    How Long Will They Stay?

  • As the iron nuclei absorb and then reemit the X-ray energy, the nucleus of the atom begins to cycle back and forth between two fixed energy levels similar to how electrons jump between energy shells .

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  • The net result is that the grain doesn't reemit the light unchanged.

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  • The net result is that the grain doesn't reemit the light unchanged.

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  • While greenhouse gasses absorb reemit some of the infrared (longwave) radiation there is still a net of 240

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  • But our human waste system with huge amounts of paper and other cellulose products have 5-10 times more biocarbon that we let get degraded to reemit GHGs when we could be converting them to inert carbon.

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  • I repeat and repeat that we have a sort of resource in the battle against GW due to the massive ever-expanding messes of organic wastes and sewage that we let needlessly reemit GHGs and present handling of them appears no longer to keep hazards in them from escaping to pollute water systems.

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  • Greenhouse gases absorb this infrared radiation, trap the heat in the atmosphere and reemit the waves downward causing the temperature of the earth to go up.

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