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- v. Alternative spelling of thermalize.
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Radiation reflected rather than absorbed from the earth likewise doesn't interact enough with the atmosphere to thermalise and so you see a "blue planet".
At optical wavelengths, the atmosphere is optically thin and so most of the incoming radiation doesn't thermalise with the atmosphere.
Yet you seem DETERMINED to say that although solids can accept CO2 emission spectra and thermalise it (even if it's solid CO2) yet gaseous forms cannot.