GHG Atmosphere

What do you mean by GHG?

Greenhouse gases, or GHGs, are compound gases that trap heat or longwave radiation in the atmosphere. Their presence in the atmosphere makes the Earth’s surface warmer. Sunlight or shortwave radiation easily passes through these gases and the atmosphere.

What are the 5 main greenhouse gasses?

The main gases responsible for the greenhouse effect include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor (which all occur naturally), and fluorinated gases (which are synthetic).

Greenhouse gases have different chemical properties and are removed from the atmosphere, over time, by different processes.