volume 110, issue E3, Pn/a-n/a 2005
DOI: 10.1029/2004je002306
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Abstract: [1] Artificial greenhouse gases could be used to warm Mars in order to make it habitable. Here we present new laboratory measurements of the thermal infrared absorption spectra of seven artificial greenhouse gases (CF 4 , C 2 F 6 , C 3 F 8 , SF 6 , CF 3 Cl, CF 3 Br, CF 2 Cl 2 ) at concentrations from 10 À7 up to unity. We used a radiative-convective multilayer model to compute the warming caused by a mixture of the four fluorine-based greenhouse gases. The results show that for current Mars, C 3 F 8 produces …

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