Albedo is a measure of the amount of reflected solar radiation (sunlight) that is reflected by a surface
Clouds have a high albedo and are in the atmosphere
Snow has a high albedo and is on the earths surface
Ozone from the ozone layer absorbs much of the harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun
The ocean has a low albeto on the earths surface.
Solar radiation that reaches Earth’s surface is mostly made up of visible light and ultra violet
Visible light and ultra violet from the Sun have a higher frequency and shorter wavelength than the Earth's infrared waves
Radiation that gets emitted by Earth’s surface is infrared
Greenhouse gasses such as methane and CO2 absorb infrared radiation which causes the earth's temperature to rise
Use of nitrogen fertilizers raises the concentration of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere
Major amounts of livestock cause increased methane concentrations in the atmosphere
Use of automobiles cause an increase in carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere
Every 100 thousand years the CO2 in the atmosphere peaks. With the acceptation of today's amount, the ppm never exceeded 300. Since there are so many people and CO2 sources, the ppm today is much higher. A result of this amount of carbon in the atmosphere is more absorbed infrared, which raises the earth's temperature.
The thicker layer of green house gas absorbs more infrared