This interactive visualization helps students to learn about the IR spectra of different greenhouse gases, observe the amount of IR radiation absorbed by greenhouse gases, and to understand the resulting influence on the Earth’s climate.

About the tool

Tool Name Infrared Spectral Windows
Discipline Physics
Topic(s) in Discipline Electromagnetic Radiation; Infrared Radiation; Emission Spectrum
Climate Topic The Greenhouse Effect, Climate and the Atmosphere
Type of Tool Interactive Visualization
Grade Level High School; Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Developed by Amanda Thompson, Katrina Genuis, Joseph Zondervan, Rachel Hislop-Hook, Mckenzie Oliver, Dr. Peter Mahaffy and Dr. Brian Martin at The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science
Hosted at The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic