Lapse rate and the greenhouse effect

The steeper the lapse rate, the stronger the greenhouse effect. If the atmosphere were incompressible like water, and convection maintained a uniform temperature with Fig. 5.10 The layer model from Chapter 3 as it might look if we were to include convection. Convection carries heat vertically in the atmosphere, supplementing the heat carried by radiation. If we were to add convection to the layer model, it would require a few new arrows. Fig. 5.10 The layer model from Chapter 3 as it might look...